Dredging, Hillsborough, Tampa Bay, Channel Deepening
During the last 100 years four major types of dredging have impacted the bay: channel deepening, maintenance dredging, shell dredging, and dredging for landfill construction. These landfills have resulted in the loss of 44% of the original marine wetlands bordering Tampa Bay. Recent environmental concerns have halted landfill dredging and severely restricted maintenance dredging.
Scholar Commons Citation
Lewis, Roy R. III, "Impact of dredging in Tampa Bay 1976" (1977). Reports. Paper 126.