Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst

Competition to Solve Water Problems

Internal Erosion Poster

On March 31, the Bureau of Reclamation, in collaboration with other Federal and State agencies, will launch two Nation-wide prize “crowd-sourcing” competitions each with a $20,000 prize purse that seek better solutions to:

1.       Detect Internal Erosion in Earthen Dams, Canals, and Levees
2.       Pass Juvenile Fish Migrating Downstream Over or Around Tall Dams

All United States incorporated entities, citizens, or permanent residents are eligible to win a prize. Certain restrictions apply. Go to  and to learn more. Stay tuned, we will be launching a series of prize competition over the next several years.

For further information, contact:

Chuck Hennig
Deputy Chief, Research and Development
Bureau of Reclamation