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CRITERIA FOR THE DEPTHS OF DREDGED NAVIGATIONAL CHANNELS Panel on Criteria f or Dredged Depths of Navigational Channel Marine Board Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems National Researcn Council National Academy Press Washington, D.C. 1983 s

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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn f rom the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine . The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance. This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors according to procedures approved by a Report Review Commi ttee consisting of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The National Research Council was established by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of furthering knowledge and of advising the f ederal government . The Council operates in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy under the authority of its congressional charter of 1863, which establishes the Academy as a private, nonprof it, self-governing membership corporation. The Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in the conduct of their services to the government, the public, and the scientif ic and engineering communities . It is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. The National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine were established in 1964 and 1970 , respectively, under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences . This report represents work supported by Grant Number N00014-82-G-0~)3;? between the Office of Naval Research and the National Academy of Sciences. Copies available in limited quantity from: Marine Board Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems National Research Counci 1 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20418 Printed in the United States of America . 11

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MARINE BOARD of the COMMISSION ON ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SYSTEMS NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL John E . Flipse, Chai Oman Texas A&M University Foundation College Station, Texas Ronald In. Geer, Vice Chairman Shell Oil Company Houston, Texas William M. Benkest American Institute of Merchant Shipping Washington, D. C . H. Ray Brannon Exxon Production Research Houston, Texas John D. Costlow, Jr. Duke University Marine Laboratory Beaufort, North Carolina Clifton E. Curtis Center f or Law and Social Policy Washington, D.C. Robert G. Dean University of Florida Gainesville, Florida Edward D. Goldberg Scripps Institution of Oceanography La Jolla, California A. Dudley Haff Annapolis, Maryland Arthur J. Haskell Matson Navigation Company San Francisco, Cal, fornia James A. Higgins Stanley Associates Washington, D.C. Griff C. Lee McDermott, Inc . New Orleans, Louisiana ~ramlette McClelland McClelland Engineers, Inc. Houston, Texas STAFF Jack W. Boller Executive Director Donald W. Perkins, Assistant Executive Director Charles A. Bookman, Senior Staff Officer Michael E. Gaffney, Senior Staff Officer Aurora M. Gallagher, Senior Staff Officer Richard W. Rumke, Senior Staff Officer iii Allen E. Schumacher, Vice Chairman American Hull Insurance Syndicate New York, New York J. Robert Moore University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas Hyla S. Napadensky IIT Research Institute Chicago, Illinois Fredric Raichlen California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California Clifford M. Sayre E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company Wilmington, Delaware Eric Schenker University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin Willard F. Searle, Jr. Searle Consortium, Inc. Alexandria, Virginia Julian H. Singman Maritime Institute for Research and Industrial Development Washington, D.C. Nathan Sonenshein Global Marine Development, Inc. Newport Beach, California Marshall P. Tulin University of California Santa Barbara, California James G. Wenzel Lockheed Missiles and Space Company Sunnyvale, California John F. Wing Booz, Allen and Hamilton Bethesda, Maryland Gale M. Munson, Administrative Assistant Doris C. Holmes, Financial Assistant Phyllis Johnson, Secretary Tersie Noble, Secretary Guerry Teeple, Secretary

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PANEL ON CRITERIA FOR DREDGED DEPTHS OF NAVIGATIONAL CHANNELS MEMBERS John B. Herbich, Chairman Director Center for Dredging Studies Texas A&M University College Station, Texas J. W. Bean President C. F. Bean Corporation New Orleans, Louisiana Haruzo Eda Senior Research Engineer Davidson Laboratory Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, New Jersey Eugene H. Harlow Consulting Civil Engineer Houston, Texas Marvin Pitkin Executive Vice President Ship Analytics Washington, D.C . Fredric Raichlen Professor Department of Civil Engineering California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California LIAISON WITH FEDERAL AGENCIES Col. Maximilian Imhoff Commander and Director Water Resources Support Center U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ft. Belvoir, Virginia William R. Murden Chief, Dredging Division Water Resources Support Center U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ft. Belvoir, Virginia TV