Faculty Advisor

Ludwig, Reinhold

Faculty Advisor

Nikitina, Svetlana

Project Center

Puerto Rico


This project, sponsored by the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, provides a set of recommendations for reducing the frequency of dredging of reservoirs in Puerto Rico. It combines data from sedimentation surveys, water-use data reports, census reports and interviews to form a more complete understanding of the lifespans of freshwater reservoirs. Using ArcGIS and Microsoft Excel software, maps and graphs were created to visually represent the data for the four major reservoirs included in our study. Based on past studies and statistical data, recommendations were made to control upland erosion in the feeding streams of reservoirs.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts