Abstract

By inducing artificial turbidity currents to transport the sediments of obstructing bars into deeper water, the natural phenomenon of sediment transport by turbidity currents may be applied to the dredging of navigable channels. The method may be used provided that sufficient slope is present to allow removal of the sediment by currents, that the sediments are of a type which can form turbidity flows, and that equipment is available for mixing the sediment and water. No accurate cost analysis is presently available.

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