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