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Vancouver, Wash., receives grands for storm water upgrades
Vancouver, Wash., receives grands for storm water upgrades
Mar 5 2019
The city of Vancouver, Wash., announced it will receive more than $7 million in grant money from the state Department of Ecology for storm water…
New development sited for sediment control violations
New development sited for sediment control violations
Mar 4 2019
The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a stop-work order to a luxury hotel and housing development near Healdsburg, Calif., due…
Mar 1 2019
IECA Region One Elects Board Members The International Erosion Control Assn. (IECA) Region One elected board members to serve association officers at…
Storm floods Northern California town
Storm floods Northern California town
Mar 1 2019
On Feb. 26, the town of Guerneville, Calif., was isolated by floodwaters after the Russian River rose to more than 45 ft, cresting at 45.31 ft. Much…
SWS Conference & Exhibition 2019 issues call for abstracts
SWS Conference & Exhibition 2019 issues call for abstracts
Feb 28 2019
Storm Water Solutions (SWS) has announced the call for abstracts for the third annual SWS Conference & Exhibition. The event will be held Nov. 12…
Feb 27 2019
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, announced plans to build a $18.2 million artificial reef to protect the coastline from erosion. The work is…
Wet winter leads to increased reservoir supply in Phoenix
Wet winter leads to increased reservoir supply in Phoenix
Feb 27 2019
The wet winter’s snow and rain accumulation has provided a much-needed boost to Phoenix’s water supply. According to the Salt River Project (SRP),…
Harris County, Texas, pursues study of deep tunnel flood control plan
Harris County, Texas, pursues study of deep tunnel flood control plan
Feb 26 2019
Harris County, Texas, has applied for a $320,000 federal grant to evaluate a potential flood protection project that includes deep tunnels to…
Wedding venue construction site faces erosion control violations
Wedding venue construction site faces erosion control violations
Feb 25 2019
The city of Dripping Springs, Texas, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued environmental violations at the construction…
Feb 25 2019
Registration opened for the Storm Water Solutions (SWS) Spring Webinar Fest, an opportunity for storm water and erosion control professionals to earn…
University of Minnesota installs storm water collection system to cool buildings
University of Minnesota installs storm water collection system to cool buildings
Feb 22 2019
The University of Minnesota announced plans to build a system to collect storm water to cool buildings around the campus. Once completed, the system…
Rice farmers adapt to water scarcity in Nepal
Rice farmers adapt to water scarcity in Nepal
Feb 21 2019
Rice farmers in Nepal are improving yields while reducing water usage using a technique that sows fewer plants per acre while producing more rice per…
Lake Michigan town seeks beach renourishment for erosion control
Lake Michigan town seeks beach renourishment for erosion control
Feb 20 2019
Park district official from Highland Park, Ill., applied for a state permit to increase sand on Rosewood Beach in an effort to stem erosion of the…
Pearl Harbor plans to bring oysters to filter storm water runoff and improve water quality
Pearl Harbor plans to bring oysters to filter storm water runoff and improve water quality
Feb 20 2019
The U.S. Navy, Oahu Waterkeeper and the Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center (PACRC) at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo have begun a…
USACE study finds flood control structure near Los Angeles may fail in 900-year storm
USACE study finds flood control structure near Los Angeles may fail in 900-year storm
Feb 19 2019
In a series of public hearings, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) revealed that the 60-year-old Whittier Narrows Dam in Pico Rivera, Calif.,…
Chicago suburb approves storm water management plan
Chicago suburb approves storm water management plan
Feb 18 2019
Wilmette, Ill., officials approved a $68 million storm water management plan expected to prevent flooding for 98% of homeowners on the village’s west…
Feb 15 2019
Brown & Caldwell Opens New Office Brown and Caldwell opened a new, permanent office in the Metro Vancouver area to better serve clients in the…
Cape Town proposes new plan to combat Day Zero and future drought
Cape Town proposes new plan to combat Day Zero and future drought
Feb 15 2019
The city of Cape Town, South Africa, has proposed a new strategy to increase their water resiliency and avoid possible drought. The plan currently is…
Severe storm brings floods to Sacramento and San Francisco
Severe storm brings floods to Sacramento and San Francisco
Feb 14 2019
On Feb. 13, an atmospheric river storm brought flooding to parts of Northern California, including Sacramento and San Francisco. The storm broke a…
Feb 13 2019
The city of Willoughby, Ohio, revealed they are seeking an immediate and temporary repair to help curb erosion in Osborne Park along the Lake Erie…
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