Silt and sediment are filling in Kansas reservoirs
November 2, 2007
With two-thirds of the state reliant upon man-made reservoirs to supply drinking water, Kansas officials are getting worried about sediment and silt buildup
that are eroding the state's capacity to store water. Dredging
is very expensive, but compared to going without water, it's hard to tell what could be "too expensive." The story certainly highlights the importance of soil reinforcement
in vulnerable areas and the use of turbidity and sediment curtains
around construction sites.
last revised November 2007