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Funding in place for boardwalk at Lake Wichita, construction could begin this winter

Two foundations each made six-figure donations to the Lake Wichita project making the new boardwalk fully funded. At the Lake Wichita Revitalization Committee meeting Tuesday, chairperson Penny Miller said the J.S. Bridwell Foundation handed over a check for $200,000 and pledges an additional $200,000 in January 2020. The Kimbell Family... Read More

Reservoir age related to loss of native species diversity and increase in non-natives over time

Temporal changes in fish diversity in lotic and lentic environments along a reservoir cascade Abstract Long‐term modifications in hydrological conditions due to river damming result in varied effects on fish diversity, which can be stronger in a reservoir cascade. Therefore, we assessed changes in fish diversity over a 28‐year period,... Read More

Sedimentation and Sustainability Resolutions

Recent progress has been made recognizing the challenge and importance of sedimentation in long-term dam viability. Both the Bureau of Reclamation Subcommittee on Sedimentation and the U.S. Society on Dams recently released resolutions: The SOS encourages all Federal agencies to develop long-term reservoir sediment-management plans for the reservoirs that they... Read More