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Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project (FISP) Research

FISP interacts with other organizations including federal agencies, academia and private industry in research and development of standardized, calibrated equipment and methods to allow consistent and accurate quantification of sediment characteristics and transport in surface waters. FISP activities focus on the measurement and analysis of suspended sediment, bedload sediment, bed material, bed topography, adsorbed constituents, and sediment characteristics using physical samplers and surrogate technologies.


*FISP 2023 Call for Ideas*

Selected FISP Work for FY 2021-22

  • Intake Efficiency Field Results for Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project Bag Samplers
  •     Report
  • Next Generation Sampler Development
  •     Presentation
  • Development and testing of an apparatus to track LISST-ABS calibration drift
  •     Proposal
  • Role of Chemical and Physical Dispersive Methods on Particle Size Distribution Using Laser Diffraction
  •     Proposal

Selected FISP Work for FY 2020

Selected FISP Work for FY 2019

Selected FISP Work for FY 2018

Selected FISP Work for FY 2017

Selected FISP Proposals for FY 2016

  • Testing the Hydraulic Efficiency of Pressure Difference Samplers While Varying Mesh Size and Type
  •     Proposal, Presentation, and Report

Selected FISP Proposals for FY 2015

Selected FISP Proposals for FY 2014

Selected FISP Proposals for FY2013

Selected FISP Proposals for FY2012

Selected FISP Proposals for FY 2011

  • Quantifying Bed-Load and Bed-Material-Load from Repeat Bathymetric Surveys
  •     Proposal, Presentation, and Report
  • Acoustic backscatter/attenuation discrimination of particle size with in-situ particle-size measurement
  •     Proposal, Presentation, and Report
  • Verification of New Technology to Reduce Solids Stratification Bias in Urban Runoff Sampling
  •     Proposal, WER Paper, and JEM Paper
  • Laser In-Situ Scattering and Transmissometry - Streamlined (LISST-SL) Field Testing in Rivers
  •     Proposal, Presentation, and WRR Paper


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