Aldaron Laird

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The purpose of this study is to explore beneficial uses for sediments dredged from Humboldt Bay and to identify suitable use sites. The focus is on dredged sediments from locally maintained sites. Dredged sediment could be used to protect waterfront property from sea level rise, replenish beaches, increase resiliency of diked shoreline structures to sea level rise, raise the elevation of diked former tidelands now used for agriculture, create living shorelines, and restore historic salt marsh habitat. Seventy-six suitable sites on and adjacent to Humboldt Bay for each beneficial use are identified and their physical characteristics described.