May 18, 2016 01:41
Since switching to a web-based application process in November 2015, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has approved at least 100 online applications for stormwater construc...
May 17, 2016 04:32
A carpenter from Isle of Palms, South Carolina, has come up with a new solution to protect beachfront property from erosion. Deron Nettles has the idea of a plastic wall that absorbs wave energy but allows water and sand to pass through. ...
May 16, 2016 04:32
It seems to have started off with a bang—rain in the Midwest and Southeast, late snow and rain in the East, and in the West, plenty of snow and rain. Although Southern California did not receive the rain ‘punch’ expected from El Nino, it did produce a fair amount of moisture for Northern California....
May 16, 2016 04:32
The Grand Valley Drainage District of Grand Junction, Colorado, has already collected more than $10,000 in stormwater fees in spite of uncertainty as to whether they are allowed to do so....
May 16, 2016 04:32
Much of the work they do is precautionary or preventive. They not only have to prevent runoff and stabilize slopes, but also try to control the flow of stormwater. Equally as important, they have to make sure it’s done in the proper manner—which means avoiding fines and penalties—and stay within budget....
May 16, 2016 04:32
When you need to keep a slope from blowing or washing away, you have a plethora of options. Erosion control is a wide field and the array of tools and methods at your disposal is vast. Between rip-rap, gabions, hydroseeding, articulated concrete blocks and geoeverything, it’s enough to make your head spin....
May 16, 2016 04:32
In municipalities across the country, the infrastructure for handling runoff from rain events is failing miserably. Many of these systems were built at the turn of the last century, and cannot handle the amount of stormwater coming from impervious surfaces....
April 15, 2016 09:50
The mayor of Escondido, California, violated state runoff control regulations when he resurfaced a parking lot last year without a stormwater control system. Switching from compressed gra...
April 13, 2016 09:51
City officials and the Park District of Elmhurst, Illinois, are at odds with one another over a $100,000 shut-off valve that nearly stalled a stormwater detention project. The project will re...
April 11, 2016 09:50
Officials will close a major road in Brevard County, Florida, for more than a month while the county undertakes a nearly $800,000 stormwater improvements project. Crews will work 12 hours p...

In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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