ERDC science helps USACE districts ease time-of-year dredging restrictions
Dr. Matt Balazik, a research ecologist with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Environmental Laboratory, hauls an Atlantic sturgeon on board his boat on the James River in Virginia to evaluate the fish’s health for tagging. Balazik is researching Atlantic sturgeon for the Norfolk District to assess the impact of dredging on the fish, a protected species under the Endangered Species Act.

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