Feb 01, 2011

Jan/Feb 2011

The creativity and tenacity exhibited by storm water and erosion control professionals never ceases to amaze me. 2010 was yet another tough year to be in business, but the general attitude at industry events and in day-to-day interactions has been one of…
There is currently a huge, yet largely unspoken, burden facing storm water and wastewater utilities: The ability of a jurisdiction to effectively manage the impacts of climate change on its water utilities and related infrastructure is imperative and…
Treatments used to stabilize and revegetate disturbed sites should be monitored and analyzed regularly to determine whether design objectives were met, to evaluate success of design treatments and their implementation over time, and to meet performance…
In Storm Water Solutions’ 2010 State of the Industry survey, respondents rated the economy, regulations and compliance, budgets and erosion control as topics of the utmost importance. Here a panel of storm water and erosion control experts addresses…
Under proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) storm water runoff guidelines, construction site operators will be required to actively monitor or sample storm water discharges daily. The enhanced effluent rules were set to take effect in…
Robert Weltner, president of volunteer nonprofit organization Operation SPLASH (Stop Polluting Littering and Save Harbors), has pleasant memories of his childhood growing up in Freeport, N.Y. Freeport is located on the south shore of Long Island in the…
Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, is a picture of the wonders of nature, but growing danger from storm runoff has required high-tech, man-made intervention. For the past 50 years, the surrounding community has taken on the task of…
Nestled into the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) recent $60-million rehabilitation of a 15-mile stretch of Interstate 385 was a very difficult erosion control assignment. More than 300 acres of steep slopes would need vegetation…
Engineers and consultants often are challenged with resolving difficult soil stabilization problems using sustainable and vegetated solutions. Confining infill material in a geocellular system is a proven method that provides long-term, sustainable soil…
Urbanization and land development in the 1930s to 1960s in the near western suburbs of the Chicago region has significantly impacted the ecology and hydrology of the Des Plaines River watershed. A tributary to the Des Plaines River, Silver Creek runs in…
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