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Dredging Coastal Ports: An Assessment of the Issues (1985)

Chapter: F: Commissioned Papers and Background Materials Prepared for Study of National Dredging Issues

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Suggested Citation:"F: Commissioned Papers and Background Materials Prepared for Study of National Dredging Issues." National Research Council. 1985. Dredging Coastal Ports: An Assessment of the Issues. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/608.
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APPENDIX F COMMISSIONED PAPERS AND BACKGROUND MATERIALS PREPARED FOR STUDY OF NATIONAL DREDGING ISSUES* Feldman, R. and E. Haber, Bibliography of Selected National Dredging Issues, 2 vol. (Bibliography' 612 pp). Gerwick, B. C., Alternatives to Dredging (Commissioned Paper, 21 pp.). Gunn, B., Money and Ports: Paper, 51 pp.). User Fees and Cost Sharing (Background Krone, R. B., Minimizing the Cost of Maintaining Navigable Water Depths in Estuaries (Commissioned Paper, 30 pp). McSweeny, J. and E. Margolin, Analysis of the Impact and Incidence of Alternate Deep Water Port Cost Recovery Mechanisms (Commissioned Paper, 30 pp.). Oppenheimer, C. H., Environmental Effects of Dredged Material (Commissioned Paper, 97 pp.). Record of the Public Meeting of the Study of National Dredging Issues, September 29, 1983, Washington, D.C. (Transcript and Formal Submissions). Report of the Technical Panel on Ports, Harbors, and Navigational Channels (100 pp.). . *Single copies available on request from the Marine Board, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20418. 156

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Are the nation's ports adequate for our present and future needs? This volume points out that no significant new deep-water construction has occurred for a decade, and provides the information and analysis needed to goad the ports and the federal government into action. The book asks three questions: Is additional port construction and maintenance dredging needed now or over the next 20 years? What would prevent dredging if it is needed? What alternatives could make additional dredging possible? The book identifies several problems in dredging ports, including the long interval between a decision to deepen a port and the time the alterations are complete. The United States needs to speed port construction to meet changing needs, and the committee recommends that we prepare for future needs by dredging now.

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