Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainable Management

Sedimentation management is critically important to the future of the nation’s reservoirs and all the benefits they provide. SEDHYD is providing useful information on this important topic from the National Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainability Team, which is comprised of engineers and scientists from multiple Federal and local agencies, universities, consultants, and industry.

White Paper

Reservoir Sediment Management: Building a Legacy of Sustainable Water Storage Reservoirs

Sediment Removal Costs

Free video and recorded webinars (see below)

CIRES and the Western Water Assessment sponsor a webinar series on Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainability.

The nation's 90,000 dams and reservoirs constitute a critical component of the country's infrastructure ensuring the stability of water and energy supplies and flood risk management. However, the reservoir storage capacity, essential to meeting these purposes, has been filling with sediment (clay, silt, sand, gravel, and cobble).

The Subcommittee on Sedimentation's National Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainability Team presents on sustainable solutions to reservoir sediment management.

Frequently Asked Questions

Introductory Video about Sedimentation


Watch the following Recorded Webinars:

Reservoir Sedimentation Management – Big Deal! Why should we even care about it?

Dr. George Annandale, P.E.

Sedimentation Management Alternatives at Reservoirs

Dr. Greg Morris, P.E.

Sedimentation Management for Multi-Purpose Reservoirs: A Federal Perspective

Dr. Tim Randle, P.E. and Dr. Paul Boyd, P.E.

Permitting for reservoir sediment management

Dr. Rollin Hotchkiss, P.E. and David Olson

Reservoir sedimentation monitoring

Dr. Greg Morris, P.E.

Economics of Sustainable Reservoir Sediment Management

Dr. George Annandale, P.E. and

Dr. Rollin Hotchkiss, P.E.