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In 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) debunked the myth of the Pacific Garbage Patch, an alleged floating pile of garbage in the Pacific Ocean rumored to be larger than the state of Texas. While there certainly is a lot of...
Using green infrastructure (GI) practices to treat runoff at its source while delivering environmental, social and economic benefits makes sense as municipalities seek to achieve volume reduction and water quality improvements. GI practices not only aid...
After more than 40 years of research documenting detrimental effects of impervious surfaces on the environment and a decade of honing our infiltration knowledge for different soil types, infiltrating pavement has become a mainstream storm water best...
Figure 1. Process for calculating pollutant control credits In late 2015, a new Municipal Stormwater Permit was issued for San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties in California. It set forth more stringent performance standards for onsite retention and...
Woolpert and the city of Augusta conducted hands-on training of the new asset management system with storm water division employees. Augusta, Ga., has become a beacon for the application of integrated technology solutions. The city of roughly 200,000...
The beaches of Los Angeles County, Calif., are some of the most recognizable and popular in the world. They feature cliffs, tide pools and marine life, and provide recreational opportunities for the millions of people who visit the coastline each year....
Three storm water treatment devices were used at the Walgreens pharmacy.  The redevelopment of Olden Avenue in Ewing, N.J., has resulted in a number of new businesses entering the area, including a new Walgreens pharmacy. The new store measures...
In late summer and early fall, when many sweeping contractors are out mowing and landscaping, the need for street sweeping seems to lessen, except for after parades and festivals. But for storm water pollution prevention, this could not be further from...
In November 2016, voters in the state of California approved Proposition 64, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. This new legislation allows cultivators to grow their businesses within an established set of regulations governing construction,...
While news sources are not calling the recent extended levels of rainfall “El Niño,” it is apparent that in some regions of the Pacific, El Niño-like storms have delivered on a promise to usher in impressive precipitation. Particularly in rain-thirsty...

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