May 16, 2017 09:49
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....
Feb. 1, 2017 12:00
A $95,000 grant from the Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship Program has been given to the Washington Stormwater Center to better educate businesses as to why stormwater regulations are important. The Puget Sound-based organization wants to make stormwater issues a reality for people who don’t see the direct results of pollution....
Nov. 19, 2016 04:15
Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Mark Harrell is calling for state agencies to help stabilize the river’s banks....
Sept. 15, 2016 01:46
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has announced plans to expand the city’s Green Infrastructure Program to manage the first inch of rainwater on 10% of the impervious surfaces throughout the city by 2030....
July 15, 2016 12:09
A Nebraska construction firm, Majestic C Team LLC, has agreed to pay a $10,750 penalty for allowing muddy site runoff to flow into a tributary of the Big Papio Creek. The agreement came as part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....
July 15, 2016 12:09
Under the terms of the consent decree, the city will have to adopt new ordinances eliminating illicit discharges, and reviewing all construction projects that disturb more than one acre of land. The plan also calls for completing $231,000 in stormwater projects, and implementing stormwater BMPs....
March 18, 2016 12:37
The stormwater management fee was calculated with data from AMEC, an engineering consulting firm. The engineers used aerial mapping of the city to determine an average residential lot size. That figure will determine the amount billed to residential property owners....
Sept. 17, 2015 10:20
A cleanup crew from the EPA charged with the task of pumping and treating contaminated water in the abandoned Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado accidently broke through a dam, causing it to spew three million gallons of wastewater into the Animas River....
July 19, 2010 05:16
THOSE INVOLVED IN ANY ASPECT OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WILL LIKELY understand the importance of erosion control, but what they might not know as much about is sediment control. There are many different measures one can take to provide effective erosion control, but none of these will ever ensure 100 percent protection from erosion....
July 19, 2010 05:16
UP UNTIL A FEW DECADES AGO, protecting our waterways from contaminates wasn’t a big deal. Rain fell from the sky and was naturally absorbed into the soil, and wild or native plants held back erosion....

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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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