Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Program

The USACE initiated implementation of the Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Program in 1999 with the objective of optimizing the utilization of sediments and management of projects through a systems-based approach. The RSM program supports sustainable navigation and dredging, flood and storm damage reduction, and environmental practices in order to increase overall benefits and reduce lifecycle costs. RSM strives to enhance the planning, construction, and operation and maintenance of projects where the exchange of sediments would occur naturally. RSM is also a means to involve stakeholders to leverage resources, share technology and data, identify needs and opportunities, and develop solutions to improve the utilization and management of sediments. The main focus is to better understand the regional sediment transport processes through integration of regional data and application of tools which improve our knowledge of the regional processes, understand and share demands for sediment, and identify and implement adaptive management strategies to optimize use of sediments and streamline projects. Benefits of this approach are improved partnerships with stakeholders, improved sediment utilization and project management on a regional scale, improved environmental stewardship, and reduced overall lifecycle costs.

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What's New?

FY16 Request for Proposals

GenCade Version 1 Quick-Start Guide

RSM Implementation Successes and Oppotunities Working Meeting, 24-26 March 2015

‘Sustainable Ports’ - A Guide for Port Authorities

USACE Navigation R&D Strategic Vision Document

RSM Successes


District Project Templates:
   Fact Sheets
   Quarterly Reports

In the News

Chasten receives ASBPA USACE award for RSM and EWN efforts

The Jersey Shore's Unquenchable Thirst for Sand

RSM Calendar

Partnering withEWN

HQ USACE Oversight
Navigation Business
Line Manager

Jeffrey A. McKee
Technical Director,
Navigation R&D

Jeff Lillycrop, ERDC-CHL

RSM Program Manager,
Linda Lillycrop, ERDC-CHL

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