In late November 1993, discussions at the Environmental Management Technical Center concerning the addition of an initiative in the area of sediment transport and deposition led to the inclusion of a new work unit in the FY 1994 Annual Work Plan. This work unit was to form a Sediment Transport/ Geomorphology Working Group to develop a detailed set of initial tasks to be carried out over the next 3-5 years. The Working Group consisted of a limited number of scientists from the National Biological Survey, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Illinois State Water Survey, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Members of the Working Group were sent a draft planning document for their review prior to the meeting of the Working Group January 19-20, 1994. The Working Group met to discuss the draft planning document and to identify any gaps in its approach. The discussions and suggestions of the Working Group were used to revise the draft document. The planning document serves to include consideration of the influence of sediment transport and deposition on the future geomorphology of the Upper Mississippi River System in the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program.