US Army Corps of Engineers
Institute for Water Resources

Sustainable Rivers Program

Sustainable Rivers

The Sustainable Rivers Program proactively improves environmental health by changing reservoir operations to benefit natural communities. Modifying operations to include environmental needs with authorized project purposes is an effective way to restore, protect and sustain river habitats.

Healthy environments support healthy economies through increased tourism, recreation and flood protection. These effects benefit the communities near rivers and encourage people to work together towards multiple goals. The Sustainable Rivers Program serves the Nation by pursuing these improvements at sites across the United States.