Turbidity Monitoring for Dredging Operations


This course is not intended as a substitute for experience, however the information learned throughout the course will assist the student in recognizing the requirements, expectations, and goals of Turbidity Monitoring During Dredging Operations.


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All Titan University courses focus on Turbidity Testing waterways utilizing various testing methods during dredging operations. Monitoring turbidity is essential to ensure that the dredging operations do not negatively impact the marine wildlife and vegetation.

Turbidity Monitoring for Dredging Operations Course:

  • MODULE 1: Introduction to Dredging and Turbidity
  • MODULE 2: Why Turbidity Monitoring is Essential
  • MODULE 3: Dredging and Environmental Considerations
  • MODULE 4: Cutterhead Dredge and Turbidity
  • MODULE 5: Bucket (Clamshell) Dredging
  • MODULE 6: Barge and Hopper Overflow
  • MODULE 7: Dustpan Dredge
  • MODULE 8: Importance of Turbidity Testing & Monitoring
  • MODULE 9: Parameters
  • MODULE 10: Measuring Turbidity
  • MODULE 11: Monitoring Equipment
  • MODULE 12: Monitoring Turbidity at Dredging Sites
  • MODULE 13: Turbidity Evaluation Tools
  • MODULE 14: Compliance

What is Turbidity Monitoring During Dredging Operations Training?

Dredging is a common practice for removal of contaminated sediment for remediation or for maintenance and expansion of ports, harbors, and shipping channels. Turbidity monitoring during the dredging operation provides needed data to aid in decision making and ensure minimal environmental impact.

Who Should Take the Turbidity Monitoring During Dredging Operations Course?

This course is ideal for workers on Government Dredging Projects. A passing grade is 70% or more is required to receive a certificate.

  • Are you a Quality Control Manager working on dredging projects?
  • Are you a worker on dredging projects who wants to advance to a Quality Control Manager?
  • Are you a Site Safety and Health Officer who would like to be dual role qualified (SSHO and Quality Control Manager).

If so, this might be the perfect course for you.

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TITAN not only develops and teaches online Safety, Quality Control, and Environmental Courses, we are on construction sites all across America every day providing Safety, Quality Control and Environmental expertise to some of the biggest names in the Government Construction industry.

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When will I receive my certificate?

You’ll receive your certificate right after completing your course with a passing score of 70% or more.

How do I find my certificate?

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As soon as you pass your course, a button to download your certificate will display towards the top of your screen.


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Where can I find the downloadable course materials?

When you begin your course, on the first Module, you will see a small icon towards the top of the screen called Course Materials. Click the icon and download from there. Or, at the very top of each Module, you will see a link reading: Download Course Materials. You don’t have to download the materials from each page, they are simply on every page to remind you to download them before it’s too late.

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What is navigational dredging?

Navigational Dredging is not only necessary in reducing fish, wildlife, and people to contaminants in bodies of water, it’s necessary for survival. Navigation Dredging focuses on increasing the depth of navigation channels, anchorages, or berthing areas to ensure the safe passage of boats and ships.

Vessels require a certain amount of water in order to float and not touch bottom. This water depth continues to increase over time as larger and larger ships are deployed. Since massive ships carry the bulk of the goods imported into the country, dredging plays a vital role in the nation’s economy.

How does dredging affect turbidity?

Dredging was found to change the overall probability distribution of turbidity values, increasing the frequency of extreme values and altering the intensity, duration and frequency of the turbidity events over background levels.

Does dredging increase turbidity?

Dredging can cause extra turbidity. This is why Environmental impact assessments and monitoring assist us in evaluating how much extra turbidity is too much. Turbidity fluctuations in the natural, background environment should be determined as part of an environmental baseline study.

What is turbidity monitoring?

Turbidity is a measure of water clarity. Suspended materials like silt, clay, and sand, are some of the materials that cause poor water clarity. These materials are typically in the size range of 0.004 mm (clay) to 1.0 mm (sand). Turbidity can affect the color of the water.

Regular turbidity monitoring helps to identify developments that might indicate increasing erosion in developing watersheds. Evaluations of turbidity changes over time should be made at the same point and at the same flow.

What are the advantages of dredging?

Waterway Project Preparation: Dredging is a critical step in underwater excavation in construction projects like bridges, docks, underwater tunnels, and piers.

Widening and Deepening Waterways: Dredging is critical in the commercial shipping industry. Dredging (removing sediment) can help maintain the appropriate width and depth for enabling the safe, unobstructed passage of cargo vessels carrying oil, raw materials, food, and other essentials.

Land Reclamation Projects: Dredging (Sediment removal) can be used as a source of materials for land projects. Once dredged, the sediment is dried out and transported to a new location where additional land is required for building and other purposes.

What are 5 environmental impacts turbidity can cause?

Here are 5 environmental impacts turbidity can cause for fish as fine particles can have a dangerous effect on them.

  1. Turbidity can kill fish or reduce their growth rate. Turbidity also leaves them open to disease.
  2. Turbidity can prevent preventing positive development of both fish eggs and larvae
  3. Turbidity can alter natural movements and migrations of fish
  4. Turbidity can reduce the amount of food that fish need to survive
  5. Turbidity can also affect the efficiency of methods for catching fish.

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Posted 3 years ago
Great course about turbidity

Learned more than I thought about turbidity. Fell pretty confident now to conduct a test.

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