Effect of dredging on the marine environment

Sulochanan, Bindu (2000) Effect of dredging on the marine environment. Madras Agricultural Journal, 87 (10-12). pp. 601-606.



One of the greatest challenges is to manage and ameliorate physical changes to aquatic ecosystem. Physical alteration to aquatic ecosystem through such process as erosion, siltation and hydrologic modification are among the leading causes of water quality impairment and a key understanding avenue for restoration. Many physical disturbances are the result of specific actions (e.g. channelisation. shoreline hardening and dredging). While some others are the result of less specific non-point activities that result from land use. As ocean is the eventual receiving basin for all land runoff water it carriers. any uncontrolled development activity located anywhere near coastal area-in, watersheds, floodplains. wetlands, tidelands or water basin has the potential for drainage to the coastal ecosystem.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Effect; dredging; marine environment
Subjects:Marine Environment
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:6016
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:03 Nov 2010 16:37
Last Modified:03 Nov 2010 16:37

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