Economic Analysis of Reservoir Sedimentation
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.
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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