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 own or manage by 2030. These management plans should include either the implementation of sustainable sediment-management practices or eventual retirement of the reservoir.  - BOR Subcommittee on Sedimentation
The U.S. Society on Dams encourages all dam owners to develop long-term reservoir sediment-management plans for the reservoirs that they own or manage by 2030. These management plans should include either the implementation of sustainable sediment-management practices or eventual retirement of the reservoir. - U.S. Society on Dams
The Subcommittee now has a National Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainability Team, which works to provide better education regarding sedimentation and sustainability. Use their information in your communication efforts!