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Florida executive order targets water quality issues associated with storm water runoff and toxic algae
Florida executive order targets water quality issues associated with storm water runoff and toxic algae
Jan 11 2019
On Jan. 10, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order to implement major water reforms across the state. The reforms include $2.5 billion…
Chesapeake Bay's latest report card dropped due to storm water runoff
Chesapeake Bay's latest report card dropped due to storm water runoff
Jan 10 2019
On Jan. 7, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation rated the health of the Chesapeake Bay a D-plus in a report card issued every two years. The foundation…
Wetland restoration project completed in Louisiana
Wetland restoration project completed in Louisiana
Jan 10 2019
On Jan. 4, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the completion of the Lost Lake marsh creation and hydrologic restoration project. The $36…
Minnesota Twins baseball field to install living wall irrigated by rainwater
Minnesota Twins baseball field to install living wall irrigated by rainwater
Jan 9 2019
Major league baseball team the Minnesota Twins announced plans to incorporate one of the nation’s largest living walls at their home stadium of…
East coast town plans to move parking lot due to coastal erosion
East coast town plans to move parking lot due to coastal erosion
Jan 8 2019
Provincetown, Mass., announced plans to rebuild a waterfront parking lot at Herring Cove Beach farther inland due to rapid erosion. The town had been…
2019 Ohio Stormwater Conference issues call for abstracts
2019 Ohio Stormwater Conference issues call for abstracts
Jan 7 2019
The 2019 Ohio Stormwater Conference issued a call for abstracts. The 12th annual event will be held May 8 to 10, 2019, at the Sharonville Convention…
Settlement carves new flood control plan for Chicago suburb and local quarry owners
Settlement carves new flood control plan for Chicago suburb and local quarry owners
Jan 7 2019
The village of La Grange, Ill., has settled a lawsuit with Hanson Material Service Corp., owner of a quarry in McCook, Ill., over a village flood…
Watershed coalition receives funds for erosion and sediment control projects
Watershed coalition receives funds for erosion and sediment control projects
Jan 4 2019
New York state’s Regional Economic Development Council awarded a $389,178 grant through the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Water…
Combined sewer overflows triggered by New Year's Eve rains in Atlanta area
Combined sewer overflows triggered by New Year's Eve rains in Atlanta area
Jan 3 2019
On New Year’s Eve, a pump failure at a water treatment plant in Cobb County, Ga., caused untreated sewage and storm water to flow into one of the…
Minnesota cities file suit over storm water retention pond contamination
Minnesota cities file suit over storm water retention pond contamination
Jan 3 2019
Seven Minnesota cities have filed suit against several large chemical refiners over contamination of hundreds of storm water ponds caused by a black…
Jan 2 2019
Homeowners in Juneau, Alaska, have teamed up to install riprap along properties facing riverbank erosion. The town had planned to use city and…
Chesapeake nonprofit receives funds to improve storm water mapping data
Chesapeake nonprofit receives funds to improve storm water mapping data
Jan 1 2019
The Chesapeake Conservancy received $1.1 million from the U.S. EPA to expand its land cover project, which uses aerial images and computer…
Dec 31 2018
The Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife has divided a total of $1.19 million in grants for 27 different storm water and erosion control projects…
Storm moves across the U.S., bringing flood risk
Storm moves across the U.S., bringing flood risk
Dec 28 2018
A severe storm system has caused blizzard conditions throughout the Midwest and heavy rainfall in the South. The system now is expected to move…
Christmas trees repurposed for erosion control projects
Christmas trees repurposed for erosion control projects
Dec 27 2018
Local governments across the coast of Louisiana have been collecting Christmas trees and repurposing them for coastal erosion control projects.…
Colorado Springs, Colo., receives erosion control funds
Colorado Springs, Colo., receives erosion control funds
Dec 26 2018
The city of Colorado Springs, Colo., has received two grants totaling $4.6 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stabilize…
EPA directs study to explore sediment pollution at California mercury mine
EPA directs study to explore sediment pollution at California mercury mine
Dec 24 2018
The U.S. EPA announced a settlement with Buckhorn Inc. to study contamination at the New Idria Mercury Mine Superfund Site in San Benito County,…
Public-private partnership aims to improve storm water pollution
Public-private partnership aims to improve storm water pollution
Dec 21 2018
The Stormwater Authority of Chester, Pa., through its partnership with Corvias announced it will use $15 million in low interest loans from the…
Charleston, S.C., develops storm water department
Charleston, S.C., develops storm water department
Dec 20 2018
The Charleston, S.C., city council and Mayor John Tecklenburg voted to create the city’s first storm water department. The council also voted to…
Flood control project completed in Southern Illinois
Flood control project completed in Southern Illinois
Dec 19 2018
On Dec. 18, state and regional officials gathered at America’s Central Port in Granite City, Ill., to celebrate completed upgrades to the Metro East…
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