Donor name: HeroX
Description: This Guardians of the Reservoir Challenge is part of a larger sustainability effort to maintain our nation’s reservoirs. These reservoirs and dams are all part of an important, but ageing infrastructure. In addition to finding new ways of sustaining reservoir capacity, raising awareness about this problem is itself another objective of the challenge. It is hoped that developing new sediment removal strategies will jumpstart interest and activity in this area both within Reclamation, USACE, and within the larger water resource management community. Having a wide range of viable solutions will create interest among industrial partners to further develop and commercialize solutions. Additionally, new testing capabilities and methodologies will need to be developed to support those different solutions.