Economic Analysis of Reservoir Sedimentation

Project ID: 8109
Principal Investigator: Todd Gaston
Research Topic: Sediment Management and River Restoration
Funded Fiscal Years: 2018
Keywords: None

Research Question

What economic methodologies and literature are applicable to the quantification of the costs and benefits of reservoir sediment management?

Need and Benefit

There is a dearth of research surrounding the methods to assess the costs and benefits of long-term sediment management for Reclamation reservoirs. A framework for quantifying these costs and benefits will contribute to prudent decision-making regarding reservoir maintenance, lifespan, and decommissioning.

Contributing Partners

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Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.

The Economics of Reservoir Sedimentation & Remediation (final, PDF, 1.0MB)
By Todd Gaston
Report completed on March 31, 2019

This research product summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.

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Last Updated: 6/22/20