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Virginia awards storm water pollution funds
Virginia awards storm water pollution funds
Nov 7 2018
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) awarded more than $3 million to localities for water quality projects. Available through the…
Wetland restoration to improve storm water runoff in Lake Erie
Wetland restoration to improve storm water runoff in Lake Erie
Nov 6 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced plans to restore wetlands along Lake Erie’s shoreline in Port Clinton, Ohio. To be completed over…
Nonprofits develop bond to combat wildfire-related erosion damage
Nonprofits develop bond to combat wildfire-related erosion damage
Nov 6 2018
The nonprofits World Resources Institute and Blue Forest Conservation have teamed up to develop the first forest-resilience bond. The two groups have…
Panama City, Fla., assesses erosion in the wake of Hurricane Michael
Panama City, Fla., assesses erosion in the wake of Hurricane Michael
Nov 5 2018
Coastal engineers from Panama City, Fla., announced plans to survey beach erosion following Hurricane Michael. A preliminary scan estimates between 1…
Maryland receives funds for green infrastructure and flood control
Maryland receives funds for green infrastructure and flood control
Nov 2 2018
The U.S. EPA awarded $348,648 to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to improve and stabilize living shorelines, and stream and wetlands…
USACE investigates Texas coastal spine for flood control
USACE investigates Texas coastal spine for flood control
Nov 1 2018
Following a three year study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced that a 70-mile-long coastal barrier plan, dubbed “Ike Dike,” is…
Florida town installs storm water system to treat toxic red tide
Florida town installs storm water system to treat toxic red tide
Oct 31 2018
Sarasota, Fla., has installed a three-chamber baffle box to filter storm water and limit nutrients that contribute to the red tide from reaching…
Annual storm water and erosion control conference promises PDH credits
Annual storm water and erosion control conference promises PDH credits
Oct 30 2018
On Feb. 19 to 22, 2019, the International Erosion Control Assn. (IECA) will be hosting their annual educational conference and expo. Join industry…
Golf course redesigned for storm water and flood control
Golf course redesigned for storm water and flood control
Oct 29 2018
Denver Public Works announced plans to redesign the City Park Golf Course to mitigate flood risks in the north Denver neighborhoods of Cole, Clayton…
EU bans single-use plastics and encourages protecting storm water quality
EU bans single-use plastics and encourages protecting storm water quality
Oct 29 2018
The European Parliament approved a ban on single-use plastics in Europe by 2021. The proposal was overwhelmingly approved on a vote of 571 to 53 and…
Hawaii shipyard agrees to limit storm water runoff pollution
Hawaii shipyard agrees to limit storm water runoff pollution
Oct 26 2018
The U.S. EPA reached an agreement with Keehi Marine Inc. to reduce pollution in its storm water discharges to Keehi Lagoon in Honolulu, Hawaii, and…
Super Typhoon Yutu hits the Northern Mariana Islands
Super Typhoon Yutu hits the Northern Mariana Islands
Oct 25 2018
Super Typhoon Yutu hit the Northern Mariana Islands in the west Pacific Ocean as a Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of approximately 180…
New report investigates the state of U.S. water infrastructure
New report investigates the state of U.S. water infrastructure
Oct 25 2018
RAND Corp. released a report on U.S. water and transportation infrastructure entitled, “Not Everything is Broken: The Future of U.S. Transportation…
Hurricane Willa makes landfall bringing heavy rains and storm surges
Hurricane Willa makes landfall bringing heavy rains and storm surges
Oct 24 2018
On Oct. 23, Hurricane Willa made landfall in Isla del Bosque, Mexico, as a Category 3 storm with maximum winds of 120 mph. The storm has been…
USACE begins sediment removal at a San Diego beach
USACE begins sediment removal at a San Diego beach
Oct 23 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has begun dredging a sand bar at the entrance to the Oceanside Harbor in San Diego. The project was delayed…
Redding, Calif., provides erosion control supplies
Redding, Calif., provides erosion control supplies
Oct 22 2018
In Redding, Calif., the city of Redding, Shasta County and local organizations provided free erosion control supplies to residents impacted by the…
Austin, Texas, under drinking water advisory due to flooding
Austin, Texas, under drinking water advisory due to flooding
Oct 22 2018
The Austin, Texas, water utility has issued a city-wide boil water notice, following flooding in central Texas that caused water supply lakes to be…
Industry news week 10/21/18 for the storm water and erosion control industries
Industry news week 10/21/18 for the storm water and erosion control industries
Oct 19 2018
Hydrotech Releases Garden Roof Planning Guide American Hydrotech announced the availability of the fourth edition of the company’s Garden Roof…
Boston proposes green flood control plan
Boston proposes green flood control plan
Oct 18 2018
On Oct. 17, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh released the Resilient Boston Harbor Plan, which aims to protect Boston from rising sea levels and floods.…
States reach agreement on drought contingency plan
States reach agreement on drought contingency plan
Oct 18 2018
Seven states in the U.S. Southwest have come to a tentative agreement on a Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan to protect the Colorado River.…
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