Feb 02, 2016

February 2016

With the New Year comes new beginnings, and a new face at the helm of SWS.  As the new managing editor, I am excited to be immersed in the storm water and erosion control industry. After more than three years as an associate editor for SWS, I hope to…
Current storm water design guidance typically recommends starting with preservation of the natural landscape and hydrology wherever feasible. But, even with preservation, new storm water management facilities likely are required to capture and clean…
Sediment basins have long been the primary means of providing sediment control on larger construction sites and have generally been accepted as effective. In recent years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized a way to significantly…
Municipalities have long been delegated the authority to enforce regulations handed down by the state or federal government. An example of this would be a municipal planning and development department that issues building permits and ensures compliance…
In February 2014, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) began construction on the first phase of the Birmingham Northern Beltline, a 52-mile, six-lane corridor that will stretch from Interstate 59 in northeast Jefferson County to the…
Situated in the heart of New England, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is located less than 50 miles north of Boston. It is physically located within two counties, Hillsborough and Rockingham. The airport property encompasses approximately 1,200 acres…
Pocket Lane is a residential roadway located west of Apopka Vineland Road and south of Kilgore Road in southwest Orange County, Fla. An upscale residential area abuts the roadway, which runs approximately 1,500 ft in a north-south direction.  A drainage…
To meet the urgent storm water management needs of neighborhoods in the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) needed a technical approach that combined existing historic facilities with new infrastructure. The…
In 2005, Concordia University in Mequon, Wis., undertook one of the most ambitious Lake Michigan bluff stabilization projects ever attempted. The three-year, $12 million project was overseen by a multi-national engineering and design firm and entailed…
The Appalachian elktoe mussel is small—about 4 in. wide—and critically endangered. Populations of the mollusk are hard to find and study, but they prefer the cool, fast-flowing streams of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. They prefer one…
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