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....
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
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....
Sept. 15, 2015 10:20
The Minneapolis, Minnesota, city attorney wants to sue the architectural firm that designed the memorial to the victims of the 2007 I- 35W bridge collapse. She says there are defects with the $1 million memorial in downtown Minneapolis, which was completed in 2011....
Jan. 17, 2011 05:02
The United States is a land that is extremely varied in its topographical, climatic and biological influences. While the country is overseen by a central government, individual states are afforded many rights to apply rules as they see fit....
May 16, 2011 04:52
An assemblyman in Yorktown, New York, is battling a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) mandate that requires local governments to pay for the cost of updating a local stormwater system. He claims the $500 million mandate would overburden local taxpayers....
July 18, 2011 04:48
The Howard City Council approved a fee of $80 per acre of disturbance, capped at $1,700. However, HSCD had been charging developers $290 per acre and has not enforced the cap, which has angered developers....
May 21, 2012 04:20
Hugh Hammond Bennett, the ‘father of conservation,’ became a nationally-known pioneer for soil preservation during the Dust Bowl. In 1962, the board of commissioners established Pennsylvania’s 59th conservation district in Clearfield County.....
Sept. 16, 2013 03:55
Property owners in Minnesota have received state grants to help restore flood and erosion damage to their homes and businesses. Although some help is available from the federal Small Business Administration, many homeowners and small businesses could only qualify for $50,000, no matter how large the overall bill for restoration might be....
Nov. 18, 2013 03:43
Arizona’s Granite Mountain Recreation Area, closed in June by the “Doce” fire, has recently been reopened to the public. The recreation area, near Prescott, includes the Granite Mountain Wilderness, Granite Basin Lake and trails in the vicinity. A section of hiking trails remains closed at this time....

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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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