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Jul 8 2019
FODS reusable Trackout Control System is becoming the standard replacement for traditional stabilized construction entrances. Eliminate rock - stop…
Jul 8 2019
In Sandoval County, N.M., an arroyo rehabilitation project has closed down Saratoga Road. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the road is expected…
Jul 5 2019
In Houston, Texas, new development regulations must think “outside the flood plains,” advocates say. According to Community Impact, new regulations…
Jul 4 2019
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a $45 billion state construction bill Friday, June 28.  The state’s capital plan entitled Rebuild Illinois will…
Jul 3 2019
Dams in Oklahoma are nearing the end of their expected design life but more funding could help extend its use. According to High Plains Public Radio…
The standard granule size of the media is 0.6 to 2 mm.
The standard granule size of the media is 0.6 to 2 mm.
Jul 2 2019
The process of galvanizing to prevent rust and increase the lifetime of steel was developed in France in 1837. Galvanized roofs are widely used on…
Jul 2 2019
During the early planning stages of a project, developers often question how much of their parcel needs to be designated for storm water management.…
Jul 2 2019
The city of Elgin, Ill., utilized “smart growth” initiatives to develop its Comprehensive Plan and Design Guidelines that would ensure growth that…
Jul 2 2019
The ponds and lakes around the greater Houston, Texas, area add a beautiful dimension to the communities and to the city as a whole. While these…
Jul 2 2019
Located 25 miles southwest of Charleston, S.C., Kiawah Island, S.C., is one of the most popular barrier island destinations along the Atlantic Ocean…
Jul 2 2019
Guadalajara, Mexico, was covered in ice after a hailstorm hit the city Sunday, June 30, and the area subsequently flooded. According to CNN,…
The application area withstood the storm event that followed.
The application area withstood the storm event that followed.
Jul 2 2019
In December 2017, the Thomas Fire ignited in Southern California and quickly expanded to become-at the time-the largest wildfire in modern California…
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Lauren Baltas, managing editor of SWS.
Jul 2 2019
“It's bad.”  My dad-a former farmer-lamented about the fields in our area. Typically, in Illinois, corn and soybeans are planted by May 15, at the…
Jul 1 2019
The Denver Zoo is using a new gutter system to help control flooding and sediment. They are using a system from Frog Creek Partners (FCP).  According…
Jun 28 2019
Crews in Sonoma County, Calif., have cleared brush and sediment from streams that can also be used as flood control channels. According to The Press…
Jun 27 2019
In the June 2019 episode of Talking Under Water, hosts Lauren Estes, Lauren Baltas and Bob Crossen discuss the impacts of groundwater pumping, as…
Jun 27 2019
Lately, Lake Erie has had issues with erosion control. In Willoughby, Ohio, a public park was damaged from large pieces from the bluffs coming off…
Jun 26 2019
India’s sixth-largest city, Chennai, is almost out of water. According to NPR, residents are waiting in lines that span city blocks, and restaurants…
Jun 25 2019
In Massillon, Ohio, the levee system faced extreme challenges during a series of storm events. According to News 5 Cleveland, the city received more…
Jun 24 2019
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) reminded that industrial storm water general permits (IGP) will expire June 30, 2019.…
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