Resilience measure: Adjustment of fairway


Adjustment of the fairway contains every constructional measure to a navigable channel, e.g. Broadening of curved fairways, deepening of the fairway, part backfilling. These measures ensure certain fairway conditions and keep the fairway navigable for ships.

Co-benefits and impacts

Enhancement and improvement of fairway conditions such as increasing the carrying capacity of natural systems and water-ecology interrelationships. This measure could potentially result in negative impacts on the ecosystem (or ecology of the water) and ability to adapt. For example, straightening of fairways may increase flow rate, and thus increase siltation. Deepening of fairways from dredging can result in water quality contamination and also lower groundwater tables.

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Last modified: Sept. 21, 2016, 6:51 a.m.