When will our reservoirs fill with sediment? Insights from the ancient world

It’s well known that dams trap sediment, but the potential to maintain reservoir capacity long-term by managing sediment in reservoirs is not widely appreciated. What can we learn from looking at dams built hundreds and thousands of years ago?

See our open-access publication in Water, 'Sustainably managing reservoir storage: ancient roots of a modern challenge' by GM Kondolf and A Farahani.