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It seems like every day when I turn on the television, listen to the radio or scroll through my Twitter feed, all I see is bad news. Social injustices and political conflicts have divided our country, and the news is constantly littered with headlines...
Located in northwest Kansas, the city of Oakley is known as the birthplace of the legend of Buffalo Bill. It was here in 1868 that famous bison hunter and showman William F. Cody earned his nickname in a hunting contest with William Comstock, a scout for...
This case study is an example of real-time measurements that result in the distribution of alarm conditions via email and Twitter using Campbell Scientific hardware. The project also has a website hosted by the data logger to allow interested parties to...
The Mobile Airport Authority owns and operates the Mobile Downtown Airport, a public use airport located 3 miles south of the central business district of Mobile, Ala. The airport can trace its roots back to Brookley Field, a World War II-era airfield....
The city of Marshfield, Wis., decided to replace 3,100 ft of precast concrete storm sewer installed in 1929 to accommodate design changes to a new storm sewer system and other concerns not related to the condition of the pipe. The 85-year-old pipeline...
A municipality in the Midwest installed a new 36-in. sewer line, but still faced problems. Though the sewer line was new, inflow and infiltration (I&I) of water at the pipe joints prevented the system from being put into service.  The...
On Sunday, June 28, 2015, the Sleepy Hollow fire ignited around 2:15 p.m. in Chelan County, Wash. High winds propelled the fire to the east and south toward the city of Wenatchee. By Monday afternoon, Level Three evacuations were issued to more than 1,...
In 2013, design work began on Houston’s Lumpkin Road reconstruction project. One phase of the reconstruction required doubling the capacity of an existing L-shaped detention basin to meet the city’s storage needs. Grading for the new pond required...
California restrictions on using potable water for lawn irrigation, gardening, clothes washing and showering can be strict. To bypass the restrictions, a Half Moon Bay, Calif., homeowner used non-potable water from an underground storm water harvesting...
Thurston County, Wash., has been using Greyline flowmeters since 2008. The county uses Stingray portable flowmeters and the permanent Area Velocity Flow Meter (AVFM II) to measure storm water flows in multiple applications.  The meters help the...

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