Jan 30, 2014

February 2014

In January, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for California as it faced water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history. Among other issues, drought conditions mean compromised water quality and quantity, increased risk of…
Most models of and approaches toward cost accounting of storm water control measures (SCMs) use standardized engineering economics. These models use the first cost and annualized O&M costs to present value using assumed interest rates, etc. Models…
The Cedar Run watershed, located in Cumberland County in south-central Pennsylvania, has a drainage area of 13.86 sq miles. Cedar Run is a tributary of Yellow Breeches Creek (a 219-sq-mile watershed), which in turn is a tributary to the Susquehanna River…
Landis Homes—a continuing care retirement community nestled within the pastoral landscapes and preserved farmlands of Lancaster County—recently embarked on an expansion of its South Campus, which focused on the undeveloped 39-acre portion of its 114-acre…
Organizations around North America embark on storm water monitoring projects for a variety of reasons. Given ever-encroaching human development and its impact on the environment, it is now more important than ever to monitor the effect of storm water…
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) responsibility to keep the public safe while traveling is more than meets the eye. These duties are apparent when looking across the vast expanse of interstates, bridges and rural roads winding…
As every storm water professional knows, the eyes of government are looking ever more closely at water that falls from the sky—what is in it and where it is going. Industry has long had to be concerned with the potential pollution that can emanate from…
When Hurricane Irene churned to shore, it left a path of destruction across 10 states and an estimated $7 billion of damages in its wake. Residents of New York’s Greene County, located in the state’s scenic Northern Catskills, were some of the 3 million…
In April 2011, a series of storms deposited record amounts of precipitation in northern and north central Idaho. The spring snow runoff combined with the rainfall skyrocketed the precipitation to 200% the normal amount for the area. Clearwater County…
In recent years, Buck Gully Channel, located in the southern area of Newport Beach, Calif., has experienced multiple challenges, including instability and excessive dry-weather flows. These conditions have compounded storm water quality and natural…
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