Will sediment suspended during dredging damage harm seagrass habitat?

The Corpus Christi Ship Channel is dredged (maintenance dredging) on a routine basis; seagrass surveys have confirmed that there is no seagrass (or oyster reef) within the footprint of the existing channel. The increase in suspended sediments (turbidity) associated with dredging activity is very localized and dissipates very quickly (hours to days) and not persistent enough to have any significant impact on light attenuation levels in the bay.

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