Effects of Pile Driving on Species

Impact driving of large steel piles generates underwater sound and energy effects that may adversely affect salmonids, other fish species, marine mammals and diving sea birds. Very little information exists to help the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and regulatory agencies accurately predict impact levels and to determine methods to avoid or reduce impacts. This research will build on previous research and develop a more realistic assessment of sound and energy impacts so that an effective mitigation measure can be developed.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $72800.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Brooks, Rhonda

    • Performing Organizations:

      Battelle Human Affairs

      Seattle, WA  United States  00000-0000
    • Start Date: 20050901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20070228
    • Source Data: RiP Project 11001

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460674
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Washington State Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: Y8846-AB
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:30PM