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Blondie said it best: the tide is high—in the Northeast U.S., at least. Residents in the region have dealt with this fact for most of 2018. A powerful “bomb cyclone” storm first hit the Northeast early January, and another storm—a “nor’easter”—hit the…
The process of constructing roads, buildings and other structures usually requires land disturbance from grading activities. Removing the topsoil and changing the topography to suit development can lead to compacted subsoils at the surface. This in turn…
Chicago: where deep-dish pizza, fluctuating temperatures and worshipped sports teams collide. The new MB Ice Arena on the city’s Near West Side addresses at least two of these characteristics. The facility features a green roof capable of weathering hot…
Last year, the water works board of the city of Auburn, Ala., funded a project to build a new spillway and weir at Lake Ogletree, the city’s primary water supply. The project aimed to replace an existing 75-year-old spillway and increase the lake’s water…
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) is implementing a solution known as the Lower Mill Creek Partial Remedy (LMCPR), designed to remove approximately 1.78 billion gal of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) annually by the end of 2018…
Expecting a consent decree, the city of Lexington, Ky., implemented a water quality management fee in 2010. With it, the Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant Program was created to reduce storm water runoff, improve water quality, educate citizens…
Rainwater harvesting has been revolutionized by new technology and increasing concerns about global water security. In a rainwater harvesting system where water savings are the goal, a thorough analysis and design is a must; without it, rainwater…
The International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database project website includes more than 600 BMP performance studies. This is a tremendous free resource for engineers, scientists, policymakers, and others who seek to characterize the…
The 2018 Ohio Stormwater Conference will be held May 9 to 11, 2018, at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Sandusky, Ohio. Hosted by the Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners and the Ohio Stormwater Assn., the 11th annual conference will feature…
With a grand entrance, the 2018 hurricane season arrived. Actually, it arrived a little early. Hurricane season technically begins June 1, but at the end of May, Subtropical Storm Alberto swept through the Gulf, ultimately making landfall in Florida and…
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