Resources

Below are some links that Dr. Hayes recommends and uses in his research:

The Western Dredging Association(WEDA) has a wonderful list of links you can find here: https://www.westerndredging.org/index.php/information/2011-09-19-21-21-44. They include links to conference presentations, universities, organizations and more.

Dr. Hayes worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center and wrote several reports for both the Dredging Operations Techincal Support (DOTS) and the Dredging Operations and Environmental Research(DOER). Both sites are full of helpful links and information.

Other helpful links:

The Sediment Management Work Group has a list of sediment related sites under "Links".

The Engineering with Nature site has a "Resources" page with links and presentations.

Not necessarily a resource, but the Office for Coastal Management website has a place to see how any coastal state's ocean economy is doing.

 

SOFTWARE

CDF Design Version 3.0 (released January 2009)

Description: CDF is a Microsoft Windows-based software application to design confined disposal facilities (CDFs) for dredged material placement. CDF computes sediment storage requirements and minimum surface area and ponding requirements to meet effluent discharge requirements. Revisions to Version 2.0 include improved data analysis routines and design procedures.

Availability: Distributed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for internal and public use.

DREDGE Version 3.0 (released January 2009)

Description: DREDGE is a Microsoft Windows-based software application for estimating suspended sediment and contaminant concentrations resulting from dredging operations. Dredge incorporates models for estimating suspended sediment release and partitioning of hydrophobic contaminants during transport. DREDGE includes simple 1-D transport models that are intended primarily for a priori assessments of water quality impacts during dredging.

Availability: Distributed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for internal and public use.

Cumberland River Optimization Model Version 1.0, released July 1995

Description: Determines optimal daily releases from the nine major reservoirs in the Cumberland River to meet downstream water quality criteria during low-flow periods

Availability: Site-specific use only; not available for public use.

SETTLE Version 3 released in 1993, previous versions released in 1988 and 1985

Description: Evaluates sedimentation test data and performs “state-point” design of confined dredged sediment disposal facilities.

Availability: Distributed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for internal and public use.

PCDDF USER INTERFACE released in 1988

Description: PCDDF is a finite difference program that estimates long-term subsidence of dredged sediments in confined disposal facilities.

Availability: Distributed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for public use from 1988 – 1994; replaced by PSDDF.