Volume 4 Issue 2
December 2009
Other USACE Projects

While New Bedford Harbor and Long Island Sound have been the focus of attention, USACE has enlisted the services of Woods Hole Group to support a number of other federal projects. A handful of these are described below:

Buttermilk Bay Dredging (Bourne, MA): Collected and analyzed sediment cores for planning an upcoming dredging project.
Elizabeth Mine Remediation (South Stafford, VT): Superfund remediation of former coppress mining sites. Woods Hole Group team is recovering mining artifacts and monitoring onsite conditions.
Milford Pond Restoration (Milford, MA): Sampled and testing sediment cores in the pond to assess sediment quality (e.g., chemistry and grain size) for suitability of disposal. Also testing sediment dewatering properties and evaluated potential for onsite dewatering using geotextiles or belt filter press methods.
Fisherville Pond (Grafton, MA): Sediment sampling and chemical analysis to support restoration project involving excavation of 100,000 cubic yards of impounded sediment behind a historic mill dam.
Mystic Harbor (Mystic, CT): Obtained sediment and water samples for bioaccumulation and toxicity studies along with analytical chemistry for evaluation of an upcoming dredging project.
Piscataqua River (NH): Current measurements using an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) over the course of several tidal cycles to characterize river current velocities and flow rates.
Saco Bay/Camp Ellis Beach (ME): Collection of geotechnical and archaeological information to support engineering design of proposed shore protection structures.

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