March 15, 2017 03:22
In the first song of the broadway smash-hit Hamilton, James Madison describes how a young Alexander Hamilton realizes that opportunity lies just beyond his grasp. “Our man sees his future, drip, dripping down the drain,” says Madison....
Nov. 22, 2016 04:15
Weather plays a major role in our everyday lives, and more importantly, it is an integral part of our business. Now, just when we think everything is beginning to settle down, Hurricane Matthew blows into town. And blow it did. ...
Jan. 19, 2016 03:36
Let’s play word association. When you hear the word ‘fungus,’ what do you think of? Mushroom pizza? That time you had athlete’s foot? If we played this game with a soil scientist, he would probably smile, because to him, the word ‘fungus’ means healthy, green, growing plants....
Nov. 17, 2015 10:43
This year’s wildfire season just passed the ninemillion-acre mark, making it among the top four most expansive fire seasons in the U.S. since accurate monitoring began in the ’60s. These wildfires are as destructive and dangerous as they are inevitable....
March 17, 2015 12:12
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, “stormwater” was just rain water. It fell from the sky every now and then—sometimes less, sometimes more. It was just something you lived with. People have been channeling it, collecting it and sheltering against it for thousands of years, but they didn’t call this “stormwater management” until recently....
July 16, 2012 04:11
There may be cattails along the shorelines, a jogging path around the banks, little kids tossing dried bread to ducks happily bobbing on the water, and the expanding concentric rings of rising largemouth bass that bring a smile to the mouth of any dedicated fisherman....
May 13, 2013 04:01
Did you ever think that there would be feng shui solutions for building on slopes? Well, there are, and it’s a good thing, because nowadays more and more housing developments, office buildings, shopping malls and roadways are putting down roots in uneven soil....
March 18, 2013 03:46
“One of the best ways to control the erosion is to use riprap, which is just broken stone that is placed there and holds the soil; it will withstand wind erosion, and especially, the water pounding on it,” said Grant Evans, Mozingo Lake manager. “However, Riprap is very expensive to buy and especially to truck in....
March 18, 2013 03:46
When choosing the proper seed, one must take into consideration how the area will be used. In addition to your choice of seed, the soil type must also be taken into account—pH levels, shade and sun exposure. How much maintenance will it require? Is erosion control a primary concern?....
March 18, 2013 03:46
you don’t want to fight a war with slingshots when the other side has machine guns. That’s kind of what you have to keep in mind when you consider your choices. The tough thing in the business of erosion control is that nothing is one-size-fits-all. In many cases, there’s no obvious “go-to” that one quick glance will give you....

0|1

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....

Do not miss another issue.
Read the new issue of Soil Erosion Magazine online