US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

Regional Sediment Management

Regional Sediment Management (RSM) seeks to solve sediment-related problems by designing solutions within a regional strategy to achieve balanced and sustainable solutions to sediment-related needs. Local project decisions (with stakeholder collaboration) are made in the context of the regional sediment system in order to best forecast long-range implications of management actions. RSM is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-wide approach that is being implemented through coordinated activities using several Corps authorities. The overall goal is for the Army Corps Districts is to more efficiently and effectively manage sediment. The District has implemented a number of projects over the years using RSM principles. In recent years, the District has partnered with the State of New Jersey to construct several dredging and marsh restoration projects along the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway.