Date of Award

Fall 12-15-2012

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Marine Science


College of Science

First Advisor

Paul T. Gayes


Dredging is the process of removing sediments from beneath the water's surface to increase the depth of the area. Many times, dredging is used to deepen navigational channels for boats in inlets and bays, control river flow, and environmental remediation of contaminated sediments. Sustainable dredging is when the sediments that have been dredged are used to replenish beaches. This method saves money, minimizes ecological impact, saves capacity at deposit sites, and can be used for habitat restoration.

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Oceanography Commons