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Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project

The Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project (FISP) was created in 1939 to unify and standardize the research and development activities of Federal agencies involved in fluvial sediment studies. The FISP has developed and approved a suite of physical sediment and water quality samplers that are available to collect accurate sediment samples. In addition to development, quality assurance, sales, and support of physical samplers, the FISP conducts and sponsors research on emerging tools and technologies for measurement and analysis of sediment properties. Recent research is often focused on indirect methods of measuring sediment characteristics with improved resolution, accuracy, and cost. FISP instrumentation and research addresses suspended sediment, bedload sediment, bed material, bed topography, and water quality. Sponsoring agencies and the public benefit from the cooperative action that leads to comparable, meaningful sediment information obtained using common instruments, standards, and procedures.

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