BPC Submits Comment Letter on Draft Dredging Study Presented to RMP Exposure & Effects Workgroup

Representatives of BPC’s Dredging & Beneficial Reuse Committee recently became designated members of the Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) Exposure and Effects Workgroup and attended a meeting of the group where a dredging-related study was presented. The study, which is currently in draft form, looks at the impact of periodic dredging on macroinvertebrate prey availability for foraging fishes in benthic habitats. BPC supports furthering understanding of potential effects from dredging and other activities on the benthic habitat of San Francisco Bay, and has submitted a comment letter regarding the study to the RMP. In the letter we express some concerns about the study and provide recommendations for how it might be improved.
Click here to read the letter.