Losses of fill can occur for several reasons and can result in not meeting the quantity of fill required for the dredging operation.

When assessing the quantity of dredged material needed for a reclamation site, the amount of material potentially lost must be considered.

How material is lost

Material can be lost if the dredger is not able to extract all the material and leaves behind a certain volume of spill. These losses may occur because of:


If too much material is lost, the balance between the fill required and the quantity available will be adversely affected and remedies must be considered.

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