Announcing the Reservoir Sedimentation Management Webinar Series
The nation’s 90,000 dams and reservoirs help ensure the stability of water and energy supplies and flood risk management. However, reservoir storage capacity, essential to meeting these purposes, has been declining as reservoirs fill with clay, silt, sand, gravel, and cobble sediment, in a process known as reservoir sedimentation.
In this webinar series, sponsored by CIRES Education & Outreach and CIRES Western Water Assessment, the Subcommittee on Sedimentation’s National Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainability Team presents sustainable solutions to reservoir sediment management.
Webinar schedule: (webinars are one hour in length and start at 11 am MT / 10 am PT / 12 pm CT / 1 pm ET)
- Jan. 18, 11am MT, Dr. George Annandale, P.E.: Reservoir Sedimentation Management: Big deal! Why should we even care about it? (recorded)
- Feb. 22, 11am MT: Dr. Greg Morris, P.E.: Reservoir Sedimentation Management Options and Data Needs (recorded)
- Mar. 22, 11am MT: Dr. Tim Randle, P.E., & Dr. Paul Boyd, P.E.: Sedimentation Management for Multi-Purpose Reservoirs: A Federal Perspective (recorded)
- Apr. 26, 11am MT: Dr. Rollin Hotchkiss, P.E. and David Olson: Permitting for Reservoir Sedimentation Management (recorded)
- May 10, 11am MT: Dr. Greg Morris, P.E.: Sedimentation Monitoring
- May 24, 11am MT: Dr. George Annandale, P.E. & Dr. Rollin Hotchkiss, P.E.: Economics of Sustainable Reservoir Sediment Management
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently released a short introduction to Reservoir Sedimentation put together by Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (link here).
Approximately one to two weeks after each webinar, a permanent link to the recorded webinar will be posted.