Note: This article is from Conservation Magazine, the precursor to Anthropocene Magazine. The full 14-year Conservation Magazine archive is now available here.

Muddy Waters

July 29, 2008

We’re increasing sediments in the world’s rivers, yet only a tiny fraction of it ever reaches its coastal destination. Now for the first time, research led by James Syvitski at the University of Colorado offers a damming picture of sediment transport in the world’s large rivers.

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