Monitoring silt content in sediments off the Dutch Coast

  title={Monitoring silt content in sediments off the Dutch Coast},
  author={K G de Vries and Ronald Lourens Koomans and John G. de Ronde},
Silts, present in sand extraction sites, can potentially mobilize in the water column and result in increased turbidity of the North Sea. The main knowledge gap in assessing this potential risk is the capacity to buffer silts in the sandy sediments. To assess this buffering potential, Rijkswaterstaat and Stichting LaMER started a Monitoring and evaluation program (MEP Sandmining) to monitor, amongst others, the concentration and variation of fines in the sediments off the Dutch Coast. We… CONTINUE READING


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