Jan 27, 2015

February 2015

As we continue to deal with a multiyear drought in the southwestern U.S., our normal rainy season precipitation has been replaced with a deluge of water scarcity news. From billboards to mailers to public service announcements, we constantly are urged to…
Storm water management mitigates the change in the hydrologic cycle that development imposes on the natural landscape. The fewer changes to the landscape, the less storm water there is to manage. When any natural system is interrupted, there are both…
For this erosion control and vegetative establishment project, it is not a stretch to say the world was watching.  A television audience of more than 3 billion from around the globe tuned in to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In addition to…
Like many growing cities, Santa Fe, N.M., has faced significant storm water problems. As the population has grown, runoff has increased, eroding the Santa Fe River bed and causing  it to drop nearly 15 ft in some areas, and threatening adjacent homes and…
The new Industrial General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities is being adopted by the U.S. In California, for example, the permit will become effective on July 1, 2015. Landfill operations and closures will be…
A recently installed storm water treatment project in Port Townsend, Wash., uses locally sourced biochar, a carbon-negative byproduct of biomass energy production, as filtration media to remove heavy metals from storm water runoff at the Port of Port…
Scott Air Force Base (AFB), located in St. Clair County, Ill., is home to several command and control elements that represent logistics for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. The base was one of 32 Air Service training camps…
Amid the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C., a massive infrastructure program is underway that will result in cleaner, healthier rivers in the nation’s capital. The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), under a consent decree…
Indiana faces a state-wide challenge of growing grass on finished highway construction projects. In many areas around the state, grass establishment is difficult due to poor topsoil. The topsoil in these areas has high pH (8.5 and higher), very low…
Join erosion and sediment control professionals in Portland, Ore., for the International Erosion Control Assn.’s (IECA) annual expo, Environmental Connection 2015 (EC15), at the Portland Convention Center.  From Feb. 15 to 18, attendees will have the…
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