DQM provides benefits to both the Government and the dredging industry. For USACE, DQM improves project  management by providing 24/7 coverage of dredging activities, assisting in the reporting of dredging operations, and documenting operations for analysis and planning. For dredging contractors, DQM standardizes data collection and reporting, and provides documentation for environmental monitoring compliance. Other benefits include the following:

  • Monitors and documents where and when dredging and disposal operations take place
  • Reduces paperwork
  • Creates detailed production reports
  • Allows for fast responses to public or environmental concerns
  • Allows for flexible scheduling of human inspectors
  • Improves Government estimates and planning
  • Improves project management
  • Creates a standard base for dispute resolution and avoidance



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