Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Informational Only

This challenge is no longer accepting new submissions.

Detecting Soil Movement in Embankments

New and/or improved methods to detect internal erosion in earthen dam, canal, and levee embankments.

Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $20,000
Type of Challenge: Ideas
Partner Agencies | Non-federal: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, State of Colorado Dam Safety
Submission Start: 03/31/2016 12:00 AM ET
Submission End: 05/10/2016 12:00 AM ET

Description

All official entries must be submitted via the Innocentive website at the following: https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933649 The Bureau of Reclamation, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is seeking new methods for detecting soil particle movement:
  • Directly or indirectly in earthen structures and foundations
  • Earlier than occurs by current visual inspection and instrumentation methods
There are 85,000 dams, nearly 100,000 miles of levees, and thousands of miles of water delivery canals across the U.S.  Solving this problem could impact millions of people who receive water, power, and flood protection from this infrastructure. This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution. https://youtu.be/b1j0_CyXoV8 [video width="610" height="454" mp4="https://s3.amazonaws.com/challenge-gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/InternalErosion.mp4"][/video]

Rules

All official entries must be submitted via the Innocentive website at the following: https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933649

How To Enter

All official entries must be submitted via the Innocentive website at the following: https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933649