February 2018

This is my first editorial letter as managing editor of Storm Water Solutions, and it isn’t about me. When I wrote about the wildfires sweeping Southern California on page 10, little did I know, my warnings of erosion quickly would become reality. The...
When moving to the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, area for a new storm water manager position, my thoughts never would have turned to the philosophical debate between erosion and sediment controls. Any storm water professional can explain the difference...
In Southern California, drought fueled the Thomas fire. While the state has longed for rain, potential rainfall is now a threat. According to the Los Angeles Times, it is the largest wildfire on record in California, burning 281,893 acres. Triggered by...
In early March 2016, the Alaska Department of Transportation issued a request for proposals packet that outlined plans for the reconstruction and improvement for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) Taxiway Y in Anchorage, Alaska. These...
The curb inlet allows runoff to enter the tree filter frame, providing storm water management and tree irrigation.  In streetscape applications, when trees are expected to provide aesthetic appeal and function as a storm water management solution,...
The design of a 440,000-sq-ft aerospace manufacturing facility in Loves Park, Ill., required a coordinating exterior design. Collaborative efforts of contractors, landscape architects, and engineers who took part in the project design and construction...
Situated in the heart of Carmel, Ind., the Village of West Clay is a community featuring homes, commercial centers, parks and community space. The Village of West Clay Owners Assn. employs its own maintenance crew that is charged with the upkeep of the...
Confusion and uncertainty over what waterbodies are and are not subject to federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA) has existed for more than a decade. Waterbodies subject to federal jurisdiction under the CWA are termed Waters of the United...

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