May 31, 2017 12:00
Mike Werner, mayor of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, says that the city recently received grant funding to hydroseed areas in both the city and nearby national park that were burned by this winter’s f...
May 28, 2017 12:00
The city of Maryville, Tennessee, plans to undertake a streambank restoration project this fall to repair erosion along Pistol Creek through Sandy Springs Park. “You can see all the soil ero...
May 24, 2017 12:00
In addition to regular charges for water and sewer usage, the Henderson City Commission in Henderson, kentucky, will consider approving the addition of a monthly flat stormwater fee for Henderso...
May 22, 2017 12:00
While controlling soil erosion is often necessary to protect national monuments and private property, it’s easy to forget that erosion itself is a natural, necessary process. All soil is forme...
May 20, 2017 12:00
 The city of Sterling, Illinois, is asking voters to approve a half-cent sales tax increase to help pay for fixing stormwater problems. Currently, the city has a half-cent sales tax in plac...
May 16, 2017 12:00
Western Excelsior Acquires NA Green Western Excelsior Corporation recently announced from its Evansville, Indiana, offices that it has acquired Poseyville-based North American Green from Tensar International. The two manufacturers of erosion-control products will remain independent entities, but will be combining certain resources....
May 16, 2017 12:00
BACK IN HIGH SCHOOL, I USEd TO love telling people what my stepdad did for a living. “He’s a photogrammetrist,” I’d say, then enjoy their puzzled expressions. “He makes maps out of aerial photographs,” I’d explain, rolling my eyes. “Everybody knows that....
May 16, 2017 12:00
There are some people who keep using one method to solve every problem they face, because it’s what they know, what they feel comfortable with. There are a couple of sayings that come to mind. We tell them to ‘Think outside the box,’ or that, ‘When all you have is a hammer, all you see are nails....
May 16, 2017 12:00
It was February when the problems started. Just north of Sacramento, nestled among outdoor recreation areas, the Oroville Dam started falling apart. The world’s tallest dam’s main spillway partially collapsed; dam managers started using an emergency spillway that sent water down a bare hillside, which quickly eroded....
May 15, 2017 12:00
Cape Coral will use the funds to upgrade about 300 catch basins and install enhanced swales. The new catch basins will enhance water quality by enabling more stormwater runoff to filter into the ground, rather than flowing directly through storm drains....

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