US Army Corps of Engineers
Hydrologic Engineering Center

Skip Navigation LinksHome > sustainablerivers > sites

Sustainable Rivers

Sustainable Rivers Sites

The Sustainable Rivers Program proactively improves environmental health by changing the operations of water infrastructure to benefit natural communities. Efforts involve a mix of program and site work. Program work focuses on how best to generate more environmental benefits from water infrastructure. Site work focuses on advancing, implementing and incorporating environmental strategies at water infrastructure projects. The two are complementary with each generating new ideas, honing methods, and demonstrating the benefits of environmental actions.

Site work began on the Green River in Kentucky. The Program was formally started with 8 rivers. Sustainable Rivers now involves work on Corps water resources infrastructure in more than 40 river systems, 12,000 river miles, and 150,000 acres of floodplain. It is the largest scale and most comprehensive project for implementing environmental flows below Corps reservoirs.