Oct 01, 2007

October 2007

In many best management practice (BMP) evaluation programs, such as the Technology Acceptance Reciprocity Partnership (TARP) and the Washington Department of Ecology’s Technology Assessment Program-Ecology (TAPE), hydrodynamic separators (HDS) are being…
A critical production constraint on many cropland areas is the availability of soil water. Precipitation should be used for crop consumptive use; it should not be removed by runoff. Crop yields may be impacted negatively if excessive amounts of runoff…
The Sedgefield Lakes/King’s Mill project was initiated to document the effects of highway construction on the water quality in the Sedgefield Lakes and King’s Mill residential watersheds. Both of these watershed communities encompass small lakes that are…
In the early 1980s, a test of the effectiveness of street sweepers was conducted as part of the Nationwide Urban Runoff Program (NURP) studies. The inconclusive results it reached about the value of street sweeping as a best management practice (BMP) for…
City, county and state regulatory agencies all over the country have initiated monitoring programs in order to prevent surface water pollution of rivers, lakes and streams from construction site runoff, particularly sediment-laden rainwater. Companies…
Storm water regulations, as established in most communities, limit a developed site’s pollutant loads and runoff volume or rate. Property owners are required to manage runoff actively so as to minimize the effect it may have on the environment and…
The Hauraki Gulf is an object of fiercely protected national pride in New Zealand. This coastal area along New Zealand’s North Island is one of the country’s most precious conservation icons due to its vast diversity of birds, plants and aquatic life.…
Water and wastewater professionals from across the nation and abroad are gearing up for the 80th annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC.07). Exhibition planners expect to host more than 17,000 guests and 1,000…
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) implemented several new erosion prevention and sediment control-oriented supplemental specifications in 2004. After three years of application, the SCDOT determined that these, along with other…
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