The US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District contracted ANAMAR to conduct an MPRSA Section 103 evaluation to determine suitability of dredged material for ocean disposal in the Savannah ocean dredged material disposal site (ODMDS).
Savannah Harbor is a major deepwater port with 18.5 miles of ocean channel and 21.3 miles of inner harbor channel. This project focused on the entrance channel, which is dredged annually to ensure continued navigability and maintenance of the channel.
USACE subcontracted ANAMAR to collect sediment and water samples from six dredging units, conduct required analyses, and present the results in a sediment evaluation report and sediment testing report. The field effort, laboratory methods, and the report were prepared in accordance with the Sampling and Analysis Plan/Quality Assurance Project Plan (SAP/QAPP).
ANAMAR coordinated and directed operations for this project and worked closely with the Savannah District and EPA to develop sampling and analysis schemes, schedules, and deliverables. ANAMAR also reviewed all data and produced a report summarizing the results of the physical, chemical, and toxicological analyses of sediment, elutriate, water, and tissue samples.