Dredging, Sedimentation, and the Environment

Dredge Yaquina. Photo by Mike Baird. See also: ship diagram on Marine Traffic. Dredging is an excavation process by which silt, sediment, and debris are removed from from the bottom of a lake, river, harbor, or other waterway. For the most part, dredging is a routine procedure, necessary because normal sedimentation clogs navigable waterways. Sedimentation […]