The Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) has begun a ‘range-finding’ study to determine effects of sedimentation of clean sediment on winter flounder eggs and early life stages. A major concern cited is the generation of suspended sediments near dredging operations to which a wide range of adverse effects, including fish migration spawning, oyster and clam survival and reproduction and aquatic plant survival, have been attributed.
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Major Surficial Sediment Map for Massachusetts Underway
At the July 1, 2014 NERDT meeting Bob Boeri, the dredging coordinator for Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management described a major surficial sediment mapping project conducted by Massachusetts CZM.