is launching a new prize challenge seeking new or improved techniques to remove sediment from #reservoirs
in a cost-effective manner. #Sedimentation
in reservoirs can be a significant problem by limiting the active life of reservoirs by reducing available #water
storage capacity or #flood
control benefits. #Sedimentation
also impacts dam outlets, reservoir water intakes, water quality, recreation, upstream flood stage, and downstream habitat.
This is a theoretical challenge where solvers can provide ideas on sediment collection, transport, or delivery to the downstream river. In a theoretical challenge the only thing required is a white paper. Solvers are asked to submit their idea with detailed descriptions, drawings, illustrations, specifications, supporting data or literature, and any other things that would be needed to bring the idea to practice.
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