Environmental Effects & Dredging and Disposal literature database

US Army Corps of Engineers ERDC Dredging Operations Technical Support



E2-D2 is a literature database comprised of technical references covering a diverse range of topics related to environmental effects of dredging and dredged material disposal projects. The database focuses on broad topics such as beneficial uses of dredged material, contaminated sediments, and effects of sediment resuspension and sedimentation on aquatic organisms and their habitats. Much of the technical literature pertaining to dredging and dredged material disposal is found in the "gray" literature, i.e., non-peer-reviewed federal or state agency publications, or proceedings of symposia and specialty conferences. Many other studies of dredging operations are documented in the form of unpublished contract reports frequently held in project files rather than libraries or archives.

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Advanced Query

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  • Basic query hints
    • Search terms do not have to be in quotes.
    • Search for words with the same prefix, i.e. type dredg to find dredge, dredging, dredged, etc.
    • And/Or can only be used in the multiple query not simple or advanced querries
  • Query results
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    • Some references contain links to their abstract, introduction, summary, or complete document.
    • Use the BACK button to return to the results page from a reference.
  • Basic query ideas
    • Author's last names
    • Report titles
    • Report numbers, i.e. Technical Report D-94-6
    • Journal titles
    • Conference titles
    • Keywords