Table 1-30 Number of Contracts, Cubic Yards and Dollars by Type of Material Disposal, and Fiscal Year

Table 1-30
Number of Contracts, Cubic Yards and Dollars by Type of Material Disposal, and Fiscal Year

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Disposal type Data Fiscal year
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Beach nourishment Number of contracts 44 37 29 36 29 29
Beach nourishment Cubic yards 15,796,382 19,970,310 13,109,655 13,392,091 6,780,865 13,904,564
Beach nourishment Dollars (bid) $92,058,399 $115,685,129 $102,878,679 $72,498,309 $50,414,809 $55,603,970
Confined Number of contracts 31 21 33 23 41 22
Confined Cubic yards 20,520,152 17,922,383 32,294,086 19,217,160 39,195,307 29,577,783
Confined Dollars (bid) $55,432,614 $44,666,726 $68,221,829 $59,465,998 $114,048,915 $78,329,347
Underwater confined Number of contracts NA NA NA NA NA 2
Underwater confined Cubic yards NA NA NA NA NA 422,000
Underwater confined Dollars (bid) NA NA NA NA NA $2,201,470
Mixed methods Number of contracts 23 20 22 16 11 11
Mixed methods Cubic yards 38,884,250 43,945,164 65,365,841 37,151,800 20,828,480 13,346,158
Mixed methods Dollars (bid) $81,397,557 $48,059,077 $229,522,848 $55,282,442 $50,281,603 $39,241,989
Overboard/open water Number of contracts 67 63 75 64 72 44
Overboard/open water Cubic yards 84,027,315 70,029,850 84,990,343 103,571,627 147,808,404 53,608,368
Overboard/open water Dollars (bid) $122,096,664 $118,204,208 $143,217,048 $180,309,894 $415,409,964 $151,378,712
Open water/upland Number of contracts 15 9 9 10 6 13
Open water/upland Cubic yards 12,685,754 6,501,808 5,412,336 6,850,202 6,855,000 13,923,050
Open water/upland Dollars (bid) $27,309,835 $21,434,092 $19,519,970 $12,253,679 $11,933,950 $35,068,425
Upland/Beach Number of contracts 5 3 4 4 2 1
Upland/Beach Cubic yards 875,352 1,184,031 1,783,300 2,541,782 1,150,000 400,000
Upland/Beach Dollars (bid) $8,557,120 $6,529,675 $10,105,182 $9,238,444 $9,985,800 $2,179,146
Upland Number of contracts 19 26 24 24 21 17
Upland Cubic yards 13,988,710 14,667,496 15,308,625 15,576,992 17,771,200 11,796,720
Upland Dollars (bid) $34,663,375 $35,656,772 $86,250,297 $49,243,858 $54,310,632 $52,708,103
Wetlands nourishment Number of contracts 6 6 3 9 10 2
Wetlands nourishment Cubic yards 11,325,000 9,120,000 8,500,000 38,810,000 11,421,051 6,700,000
Wetlands nourishment Dollars (bid) $11,557,000 $13,380,850 $11,803,000 $87,057,759 $26,329,518 $24,283,376
Undefined Number of contracts 2 2 2 2 8 15
Undefined Cubic yards 466,500 3,532,000 3,221,000 187,764 4,460,587 10,485,200
Undefined Dollars (bid) $2,045,460 $2,018,760 $45,466,170 $192,239 $17,943,948 $82,358,473
Total contracts   212 187 201 188 200 156
Total cubic yards   198,569,415 186,873,042 229,985,186 237,299,418 256,270,894 154,163,843
Total dollars (bid)   $435,118,023 $405,635,288 $716,985,024 $525,542,622 $750,659,139 $523,353,011

KEY:

NA – not available

Material Disposal – manner in which dredge material is placed.

Beach Nourishment – beach restoration in which hydraulically pumped dredge material is directly placed onto an eroded beach.

Confined – placement of dredged material within diked nearshore or upland confined placement facilities that enclose and isolate the dredged material from adjacent waters.

Mixed – dredging operation that uses more than one dredged material placement alternative.

Overboard & Open Water – placement of dredged material in rivers, lakes, estuaries, or oceans via pipeline or surface release from hopper dredges.

Open Water & Upland – combination of open water and upland placement of dredged material.

Upland & Beach Nourishment – combination of upland placement and beach nourishment using dredged material.

Upland – placement of dredge material on land above adjacent water surface elevation.

Wetland Creation or Nourishment – wetland restoration in which hydraulically pumped dredge material is directly placed in a wetland area.

Undefined – undefined or unknown at the time of data entry

SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, available at http://www.wrsc.usace.army.mil/ndc/dredge.htm as of June 21, 2001.