Jun 02, 2016

June 2016

For months, heavy equipment has set up shop in my typically quiet Chicago neighborhood. A sewer replacement project is underway, which is great for the city, but has increased the noise pollution, limited street parking and led to periodic water shutoffs…
Throughout our lives, we are taught that expanding our skills, maximizing our options and diversifying are good things. I suspect most would be hard-pressed to find anyone who has not been cautioned since childhood to avoid the potential for calamity…
Utility-scale solar energy development has increased considerably since 2010. This increase in development has provided opportunities to determine which methods are the most effective for stabilization. Many of these projects affect hundreds to thousands…
My breath puffed out in little white clouds as my feet kept rhythm against the pavement. At the top of the hill, I could see the driveway of Tatiana and Boris Zemcuznicov’s home and my mind flashed back to the previous year’s St. Croix Valley Garden Tour…
Quantitative watershed master planning in the hydrologic and hydraulic field has been a standard practice for many decades. However, rural and urban runoff water quality management using BMPs and low impact development (LID) generally has been limited to…
In the Houston area, water is a constant challenge. Residents often face droughts and floods, and the Pecan Lakes subdivision is no different. Jones Creek runs adjacent to this high-end housing development and was posing a significant threat to the…
Sims Bayou begins near Missouri City, Texas, and meanders northeast until it reaches Buffalo Bayou. As a result of the Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Harris County Flood Control…
Sustainable storm water management is more than just a vision in one Wisconsin city—it is a reality. The city of Oak Creek, Wis., along with Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), Wispark LLC and GRAEF collectively transformed a dilapidated…
Polluted storm water runoff causes significant human health and water quality concerns. In dense urban environments, these issues are accelerated by combined sewer overflow (CSO) events where rainwater and sanitary water mix.  The expensive long-term…
Thanks to green infrastructure, residents in southeast Atlanta communities are seeing a decrease in flooding issues that have plagued them for more than a decade. In the summer of 2012, two significant rainfall events caused major flooding in the…
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