Master of Science (M.S.)
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
A unique case-study was conducted in Santa Cruz, California that included an experimental harbor dredging event into the natural framework of a dynamic, coastal environment. The Santa Cruz Harbor was permitted to dredge mixed sand and mud sediment into the surf-zone at Twin Lakes Beach. This fine-grained dredging experiment is the first of its kind in California. A challenge to the EPA's "80/20" rule which states that dredged (non-toxic) sediment released into the surf-zone should contain at least 80% sand-sized material.
Watt, Steven G., "Monitoring harbor dredging and sedimentary changes in coastal habitats of the Santa Cruz Bight, California" (2003). Capstone Projects and Theses. 94.