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Management of Savannah Harbor Dredged Material Containment Areas

Project Information

The USACE Savannah District conducted bimonthly bird surveys from 1994 to 2012 on six dredged material containment areas (DMCAs) located on the South Carolina side of the Savannah Harbor. The DMCAs are included in a long-term management strategy (LTMS) to enhance habitat for waterbirds. Some DMCAs received dredged material on a 3-year rotation, while other DMCAs were dried for 3-years. Two islands have been constructed in each DMCA to create nesting habitat for state-listed threatened and endangered birds, plus other birds listed as sensitive or of concern. During this period, the District has acted to ensure approximately 505 acres of inundated habitat and 659 acres of wetland habitat are maintained each year.



The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has been responsible for monthly a...

Point of Contact

Research Wildlife Biologist, Environmental Laboratory, ERDC


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