Hammonton Lake, Hammonton, New Jersey, shoreline maintenance excavation, bottom sediment analysis

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This report covers the analysis of three sediment core composite samples of the bottom sediment material from Hammonton Lake pursuant to requirements for maintenance excavation. The composite core sample were subjected to two analytical protocols. Standard US EPA methods revealed that quality levels for the constituents tested are typical of non-hazardous bottom spoils. The bottom material composition is predominantly a mat of deteriorating aquatic weed detritus from years of growth and
more » ... growth and sediment build-up. The report recommends that this soft high organic and nutrient rich sediment be mixed with wood chips, leaves, or other suitable compost material to produce a mulch base for horticultural applications.
doi:10.7282/t3gf0wgz fatcat:s2sxuf76sncibi3gqy3qduxwhy