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On April 1, for the first time in state history, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. directed the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water restrictions to slash water usage by 25%, reflecting a...
The village of Wappingers Falls and other communities in the Wappinger Creek watershed—the largest in Dutchess County, N.Y.—have been concerned for many years with flooding and the deterioration of water quality throughout...
The International Erosion Control Assn. (IECA) recently was approved as an International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Authorized Provider of CEU (continuing education unit) credits. IACET is a...
Monitoring for storm water permit compliance is relatively simple: Wait for rain. Go to your outfall or discharge point and collect a sample. Label the sample and send it to the laboratory. Wait two weeks for the results. If...
When the city of Nampa, Idaho, received its NPDES municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit in October 2009, storm water pollution was a new concept for most residents. City staff faced the task of educating the...
Rainwater harvesting offers many important benefits, including reducing flooding and erosion; decreasing or eliminating combined sewer overflows (CSOs); reducing water pollution from storm water; and complying with various...
Grangegorman is a suburb on the north side of Dublin, approximately 1 mile from the city center. Though diverse in terms of architectural, historical and land use character, the area is fragmented and separated from...
Geysering—the eruption of a water column into the atmosphere—is caused by air that has been trapped and compressed in cavities within an aquifer. Geysers were observed in a few Orange County, Fla., drainage wells in the mid...
Urban storm water modeling has evolved since the days of simplified rational method and Manning’s Equation. Spreadsheets and DOS-based programs for calculating existing capacity or proposed drainage systems quickly are...
Shames Construction Co. of Livermore, Calif., recently was asked to convert a retail space located off Florin Road in Elk Grove, Calif., into a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Working on a site where the structure already is...
When Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on Oct. 29, 2012, it brought wind speeds of up to 80 mph and resulting storm surges that flooded streets, tunnels, subway lines, and residential and commercial buildings in...
In recent years, strides have been made in research on the water-energy nexus, but there is room for growth. SWS Associate Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Zafar Adeel, Ph.D., director of United Nations University’s...
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