DefinitionHydraulic Fill is fill in which the materials are deposited by a flowing stream of water. This fill material will originate from a borrow area or dredging site and be transported to the reclamation area by dredger, barge or pipeline. It is then placed as a mixture of fill material and process water in the reclamation area. Hydraulic Fill has a wide variety of applications for infrastructure construction projects. (IADC, 2012)
Co-benefits and impactsLand extension (harbour, airport, road, railway)
Hydraulic fillings: Hollerwettern-Scheelenkuhlen, Vorland Glückstadt, Fährmannssand, Hanskalbsand until Neßsand, Hetlinger Schanze, Bützflether Sand, Schwarztonnensand, Pagensand and Giesensand (20th c.)
Hydraulic filling of islands, Tidal Elbe, (20th c.)
Expansion of Rhinplatte Inseln, Rhinplatte (20th c.)
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