A New Paradigm for Sediment Management

October 1, 2011 - Now that the scoping meetings on LA County's sediment removal program are set to begin, this is a good time to reflect on the big picture, on whether our current flood and sediment system is healthy and sustainable for the future.

At the recent symposium on sediment management sponsored by the Council for Watershed Health at Descanso Gardens, Tim Brick of the Arroyo Seco Foundation offered his thoughts on "Sediment Management and Sustainability." He stated that sediment is not a waste product, but rather a vital part of our environment, and that a new paradigm is needed for sediment managed that is environmentally-sensitive, intregated with other important local goals and cost-effective.

Dianne Patrizzi captured most of Tim's remarks in two videos she posted on Youtube, but regretably they have been removed.

Tim's powerpoint presentation at the symposium is viewable here: Sediment Management and Sustainability