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SEDHYD is the successor to the Federal Interagency Conferences on Sedimentation and Hydrologic Modeling. The first Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference (FISC) was held in 1947. Since then, the Advisory Committee on Water Information, Subcommittee on Sedimentation (SOS) held the conference in 1963, 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2010, and 2015. The Subcommittee on Hydrology (SOH) held their first Federal Interagency Workshops, “Hydrologic Modeling Demands for the 90s” in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 1993. After that workshop, the SOH decided to hold a broader series of conferences. Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conferences (FIHMC) were held in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2015, covering models that addressed surface water quality and quantity issues. In 2015, the SOS and SOH adopted the SEDHYD name for the conference.

The combined conferences have provided about 2,400 technical papers and provided engineers and scientists with the opportunity to learn and exchange information about the latest developments and research related to sedimentation and hydrologic modeling. As a continuation of these conferences, SEDHYD provides an interdisciplinary mix of scientists and managers from government agencies, academia, and the business community to present recent accomplishments and progress in research and on technical developments related to sedimentation processes, hydrologic modeling, and the impact of sediment on the environment.

The SEDHYD conferences provide a mixed set of formats that include formal technical presentations, poster sessions, field trips, workshops, and computer model demonstrations. SEDHYD also hosts a student paper competition for cash prizes, as well as a Young Professionals’ Networking Reception.

SEDHYD 2019 Proceedings

The SEDHYD 2019 Conference site was at the Peppermill Hotel and Resort, in Reno, Nevada. Reno is situated in a high desert just east of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. The city lies on the western edge of the Great Basin, at an elevation of 4,400 feet (1,300 meters) above sea level. The Reno downtown area (along with Sparks) occupies a valley informally known as Truckee Meadows. The area offers spectacular desert landscapes and ecosystems, as well as numerous indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities.

The SEDHYD 2019 conference proceedings are provided in five volumes. The topics are in alphabetical order in Volumes 1 thorugh 4. Volume 5 contains the poster and computer modeling sessions.

Each volume has bookmarks; you will probably need to use the bookmarks for navigation. The bookmarks are done by topic, with the papers under the topic. These volumes are large in size, so downloads could be slow. You will need to view with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

SEDHYD 2019 Proceedings - Volume 1   (76.2 MB) - Climate Variabilty & Sediment - Dam Removal or Rehabilitation - Earthen Embankment Erosion Prediction - Extreme Floods & Droughts - Flood Hydrology - Fluvial Geomorphology - Forecasting

SEDHYD 2019 Proceedings - Volume 2   (76.7 MB) - Hydraulic & Sediment Transport Modeling - Hydroecological Modeling - Infrastructure in the Stream Environment - International Opportunities - Brazil

SEDHYD 2019 Proceedings - Volume 3   (48.7 MB) - Management & Decision Making Models - Modeling of Major River Systems - Non-Stationary Climate Variability - Physical Sediment Load Measurements - Post Fire Analysis & Restoration - Professional Development & Engineering Ethics - Regional Sediment Management - Remote Sensing & Monitoring - Reservoir Sedimentation & Sustainability - Sediment Properties

SEDHYD 2019 Proceedings - Volume 4   (48.5 MB) - Sediment Surrogate Measurements - Sediment Yield & Fingerprinting - Stream Restoration - Water Quality - Watershed Management

SEDHYD 2019 Proceedings - Volume 5   (29.1 MB) - Poster Session - Computer Modeling Session