Jul 24, 2014

July/August 2014

Lately it seems that drought has become a summertime inevitability, like mosquitoes or sunburn, but unlike those relatively minor inconveniences, even one season of drought can have serious, lasting consequences for years—and the drought that has…
In February 2014, the National Stormwater Testing and Evaluation of Products and Practices workgroup (STEPP) of the Water Environment Federation published a white paper titled, “Investigation into the Feasibility of a National Testing and Evaluation…
A study from Yale University on types of protein to feed microbes in humic acid formation showed that when compared with grasshoppers not under stress, grasshoppers under stress can change the biochemical makeup of the local ecosystem when they die. …
In the world of aquatic sporting and adventure, there are few places on Earth as well recognized as San Francisco’s waterfront along the Embarcadero. Located in the heart of the city’s bustling Fisherman’s Wharf area, Pier 27, once visited daily by…
The Croton system is the oldest of New York City’s three systems, which include Croton, the Catskill and the Delaware water supply systems, and provides drinking water to the city and upstate communities. The actual watershed of the system lies in…
Woodsmere Pond, located in unincorporated Orange County, Fla., has no natural outfall. The pond is 5 acres in size with very steep side slopes and receives floodwater from a 2,300-acre watershed. In 1960, the watershed was flooded after Tropical Storm…
The McLeod Dam is one of six dams owned and operated by Quinte Conservation on the Moira River in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Originally built in 1979 for ice control and flood protection, hydropower turbines were added in 2008. Today, the run-of-river…
Interstate 4 (I-4), a 132-mile highway, lies completely within the state of Florida. The interstate connects the state’s east and west coasts from Daytona Beach to Tampa and often is called the backbone of transportation in central Florida, providing a…
A major shipping and industrial property hub on the U.S. West Coast, the Port of Vancouver USA owns property spanning 2,127 acres in the Vancouver Lake lowlands, which includes more than 800 acres of industrial and marine operations and 94 acres of…
Urban runoff, in addition to storm water runoff, has increasingly been a hot button topic for many urban planners, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and public works figures. The push for greener management of waters also has a connection to the…
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