Aug 02, 2021

July/August 2021

Summer in the storm water sector is a wide spectrum. At one end of this spectrum, the west is facing severe droughts and at the time of writing this, Lake Mead had hit its lowest level on record since the reservoir was filled in the 1930s. As of June 11…
This dam in Milbrook, Ontario, pictured with before and after images, was reconstructed to ensure integrity during periods of high flood events. More than 30,000 square feet of Flexamat, a tied concrete block mat system, was installed in less than a…
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, as of May 2021, 100% of California is in drought, with nearly 75% of the state in extreme or exceptional drought. Let that sink in for a moment. Following a very dry winter with below average statewide Sierra Nevada…
From the Gulf Coast to the New Mexico desert, communities in diverse settings are increasingly recognizing the importance of building green storm water infrastructure into their futures. Large and small communities alike are embracing practices adapted…
Like hundreds of communities across the U.S., Philadelphia is tasked with the monumental mission of significantly reducing combined sewer overflows that result during wet weather events. While the need to address this problem is real, communities are…
Coastal communities can no longer afford to manage storm water and sea level rise as separate issues. Sea levels are rising and all that extra water is starting to live rent-free within coastal storm water systems. These communities have anecdotally…
Site stabilization is considered one of the most important aspects of controlling erosion from active or inactive construction zones. Sediment can often leave these sites by wind or water erosion. Left unchecked, pollutants attached to sediment make…
A storm water system update was needed when changing a road from a local parkway to a federal highway. When William H. Natcher Parkway became I-165, more was needed than just widening the road – a completely new edge drain that ran for nearly 90 miles…
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