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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…
Palo Alto, Calif., completes major flood control project
Palo Alto, Calif., completes major flood control project
Dec 18 2018
The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority announced the completion of the first phase of the San Francisquito Creek flood protection project…
Mentor, Ohio, seeks Lake Erie erosion control
Mentor, Ohio, seeks Lake Erie erosion control
Dec 18 2018
The city of Mentor, Ohio, has begun work on a $368,000 retaining wall along Mentor Beach Park. The project has been labeled an emergency by the city…
Naples, Fla., plans to remove storm water outfalls along beaches
Naples, Fla., plans to remove storm water outfalls along beaches
Dec 17 2018
The city of Naples, Fla., announced plans to remove storm water outfalls from the city’s beaches. The approved plan will remove the six southernmost…
EPA settles with Utah developers over wetland damages
EPA settles with Utah developers over wetland damages
Dec 14 2018
The U.S. EPA has reached an agreement with the Saratoga Springs Owners Assn. Inc. and Cross Marine Projects Inc. resolving alleged unpermitted dredge…
Congress approves 2018 Farm Bill with storm water runoff provisions
Congress approves 2018 Farm Bill with storm water runoff provisions
Dec 13 2018
Congress approved the $867 million 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The bill has been applauded by environmental groups for its water…
Chattanooga, Tenn., considers storm water regulations for developers
Chattanooga, Tenn., considers storm water regulations for developers
Dec 13 2018
Chattanooga, Tenn., city planning staff have proposed guidelines aimed at addressing overdevelopment, as well as storm water runoff and erosion…
New Jersey proposes new storm water management rules that stress green infrastructure
New Jersey proposes new storm water management rules that stress green infrastructure
Dec 12 2018
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed amendments, repeals and new rules to the state’s storm water management rules, N…
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