Aug 01, 2007

August 2007

Every storm water professional involved in the planning, design and implementation of best management practices (BMPs) faces this question daily. Furthermore, we must consider whether our storm water solution designs will protect water quality and…
Traditionally, the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for watershed management projects has been limited to a supporting role in mapping and related engineering activities—not often serving as a driving resource in the analytical process. In…
Without question, the passage of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Act (CWA) in 1972 and the development of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) in 1990 have greatly improved the quality of our waters. The…
The countryside of Tioga County in north central Pennsylvania is home to three state parks, two national parks and seven lakes. The county also features Pine Creek Gorge, a 50-mile-long chasm nicknamed the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Much of Tioga, though…
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently initiated a design for an I-80 (Kingery Expressway) reconstruction project stretching from I-294 to the Illinois-Indiana state line. The expressway no longer met current engineering standards and…
Like many other urban communities in the Northeast, the city of Saco, Maine, has been working hard in recent years to correct problems caused by combined sewer overflows. The city’s combined sewers were built to collect wastewater and storm water runoff…
Major safety-enhancing runway, taxiway and over-roadway renovations are underway at Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) South Airfield. And following suit with other notable sites like the Pentagon’s helicopter landing pads and World’s Fair Park in…
More than 6,000 public works industry professionals from various sectors and parts of the world will gather at the 2007 American Public Works Association (APWA) International Public Works Congress & Exposition. The event, now in its 113th year, will…
In 1999, the federal government listed both Puget Sound Chinook salmon and bull trout as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In response to these listings, local governments in the Puget Sound area of Washington state formed a coalition…
Perhaps as you peruse this July/August issue of Storm Water Solutions, you will notice amid your storm water news, features and product information a different name and photo gracing the editorial page. That’s me, Caitlin Cunningham, your new managing…
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