Environmental effects of sand mining in the Lower Bay of New York Harbor; Phase 1

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Marine Sciences Research Center
Kastens, Kim A.
Fray, Charles T.
Schubel, J. R.
Wilson, R. E. (Robert E.)
Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University
Marine Sciences. , Atmospheric Sciences. , Sand and gravel industry -- Environmental aspects -- New York Bay. , Sand and gravel mines and mining, Submarine -- Environmental aspects -- New York Bay. , National Sea Grant Program -- New York Sea Grant Institute. , New York State Office of General Services. , New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. , Coastal Engineering Research Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. , New York State Department of Transportation. , Ambrose Channel.
from the introduction, ". . .The pervasive goals of this study are to: (1) develop a predictive capability for assessing the environmental impacts that would result from a variety of sand and gravel mining activities--different techniques of mining, different rates and patterns of removal; and (2) to use this information to develop appropriate plans for management of this resource. The strategies must be consistent with the natural prevailing processes and with the uses of the Harbor perceived by the public to be most important. This requires that the "appropriate" strategies for management of the sand and gravel resource must be consistent with management of the Harbor's other resources. . ."
vi, 139 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Bibliography.