Regional Sediment Management and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Managing sediment to benefit a region potentially saves money, allows use of natural processes to solve engineering problems, and improves the environment.

As a management method, RSM:

  • Includes the entire environment, from the watershed to the sea
  • Accounts for the effect of human activities on sediment erosion as well as its transport in streams, lakes, bays, and oceans
  • Protects and enhances the nation's natural resources while balancing national security and economic needs
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