Dec 02, 2015

November/December 2015

As the calendar year draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the past 12 months. There were plenty of ups and downs for storm water and erosion control professionals in 2015: state and federal legislative developments such as the Waters of the U…
The first time I came across the term “low impact development” (LID) was in the June 1999 “Low Impact Development Design Strategies” manual released by Prince Georges County, Md. Since that time, the term has grown in popularity, and, depending on who…
In 2008, the International Erosion Control Assn. (IECA) launched a charitable arm, the Save Our International Land (SOIL) Fund. The vision of the fund’s participants and supporters is to expand the science of erosion and sediment control and improve the…
A great storm water program consists of well-trained personnel, effective Best Management Practices (BMPs), and on-time inspections and reporting. In addition, sampling must be done according to permit requirements, comprehensive records should be kept…
When NorthStar Engineering & Surveying Inc. and CTL|Thompson began rebuilding the 90-year-old, 2.8-mile-long Pueblo Levee along Colorado’s Arkansas River, the engineering team expected to run into challenges. They knew, for example, that extensive…
Developers have been conditioned to compromise on projects in order to set aside room for storm water management facilities. The engineering community has become adept at squeezing in networks of pipe and ponds to comply with federal, state and local…
The Foothill Gold Line (also known as the Gold Line Foothill Extension) is a 24-mile extension of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Gold Line light-rail corridor that will run east from the Gold Line’s current terminus…
Warmer temperatures around the globe are contributing to a rise in sea levels—a major issue for coastal ecosystems and cities. A new handbook on sea level rise from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) aims to provide a better understanding of coastal…
The Storm Water Solutions team is dedicated to ensuring that our readers are kept up to speed on the latest industry trends and data. Things change year to year, and we want to keep you informed. To that end, we present the seventh-annual State of the…
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