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Expectations for new regulations in 2018
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Jan 26 2018

Confusion and uncertainty over what waterbodies are and are not subject to federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA) has existed for...

Bonded fiber matrix offers alternative to erosion control blankets
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Jan 26 2018

Situated in the heart of Carmel, Ind., the Village of West Clay is a community featuring homes, commercial centers, parks and community space. The...

Green space & bioswales lead to smaller detention ponds & bigger cost savings
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Jan 26 2018

The design of a 440,000-sq-ft aerospace manufacturing facility in Loves Park, Ill., required a coordinating exterior design. Collaborative efforts...

A storm tree filtration system in Big Rapids, Michigan
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Jan 26 2018

The curb inlet allows runoff to enter the tree filter frame, providing storm water management and tree irrigation....

Anchorage International Airport rehabilitates storm drain system
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Jan 26 2018

In early March 2016, the Alaska Department of Transportation issued a request for proposals packet that outlined plans for the reconstruction and...

Southern California contends with erosion in Thomas Fire aftermath
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Jan 26 2018

In Southern California, drought fueled the Thomas fire...

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Jan 26 2018

When moving to the Dallas and Fort Worth,...

Editorial letter by Lauren Baltas
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Jan 26 2018

This is my first editorial letter as managing editor of Storm Water Solutions, and it isn’t about me. When I wrote about the...

2017 SWS state of the industry report
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Dec 15 2017

The storm water and erosion control industry is not static. Storm Water Solutions (SWS) editors work to keep our readers informed on the latest...

Top Projects 2017
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Dec 5 2017

Storm Water Solutions (SWS) is thrilled to recognize noteworthy industry projects in its annual installment of its Top Storm Water & Erosion...

Roadbed erosion is managed through clearing culverts
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Dec 4 2017

Road and highway departments battle water runoff, which causes traffic issues and dangerous road conditions. Water can cause erosion of the...

Texas golf course becomes flood control method
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Dec 4 2017

A golf course built more than 50 years ago has become the solution for flooding and drainage issues for the Clear Lake City Water Authority (CLCWA...

Texas responds to Hurricane Harvey
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Dec 4 2017

Harris County, Texas, is no stranger to floods. In 2001, Tropical Storm Allison dropped 40 in. of rain in the county in five days. The Memorial...

Communication in the storm water industry
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Dec 4 2017

Perhaps my most valuable lesson in communication came...

Trends in storm water construction
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Dec 4 2017

Many of us enter the storm water field by chance. In 2010, I found myself in...

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Dec 4 2017

The end of the year often is a good time for reflection and resolutions. It’s an opportune time to look at the past year and take inventory of...

New Mexico flood control agency uses continuous monitoring & wireless telemetry
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Oct 13 2017

In the early years of its permit history, the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Agency (AMAFCA) operated with a typical MS4 Phase I...

San Francisco NFL stadium installs storm water management system
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Oct 13 2017

When the San Francisco 49ers football team decided to build a new stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., there were many advantages to making the move....

Rain garden at Ontario school adds aesthetic & environmental benefits
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Oct 13 2017

Students at Kenollie Public School in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, are looking forward to the next rain storm. Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)...

Integrated storm water project breathes new life into former industrial area
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Oct 13 2017

San Marcos, a small city in the North County region of San Diego County, Calif., now stands out as a distinct, regionally identifiable city with...