eNewsletter January 18, 2017
Hold Your Ground
Land and Water is excited to announce our new eNewsletter name, “Hold Your Ground”! The eNewsletter will include the same information you've relied on relating to the erosion control and water management industry such as: feature stories, industry news, conferences, expert tips and video clips, new products and more. With today’s fast paced world, we strive to keep you, our reader, up-to-date on all current happenings and relevant information, beyond the pages of Land and Water Magazine. Happy reading!
- Presto Announces Launch of New Website
- Last Chance to Register for the Annual MECA Conference
- Seven Green Walls Enliven the Exterior of Golden 1 Center in Sacramento
- Cardno Ranks Among the Top Trenchless Design Firms
Land and Water • Volume 60, Number 6 November/December 2016
Marin Headlands Rodeo Beach Coastal Trail, located near Sausalito, California features beautiful wildflowers and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from the jagged coastal bluffs that stand nearly 1,000 feet above the sea. The collision of two tectonic plates of the Earth’s crust pushed the sea floor skyward to form this stunning landscape.
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Design Software and Calculator Tools for Geosynthetics, by Chris Kelsey, Civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering designs require a significant amount of calculation. A number of companies offer highly useful geosynthetic design software and calculator tools, which can improve project efficiency and economics, as well as increase options for the user. This article is a roundup of offerings from geosynthetics and erosion and sediment control companies, brief descriptions of the resources, and links to how you might acquire them.
April Showers Bring May Landslides, by Jim Wahl, Heavy rains in the spring of 2014 caused mudslides and flood washout, leaving behind bare soil that was both unsightly and unsafe. All of the roadways into town suffered severe damage to the roads themselves or their shoulders, forcing their closure and the isolation of Blakely Township. While the residents were evacuated safely and quickly, re-stabilization of the slopes and repair of the roadways required substantially more time and effort.
LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT
Maximizing Residential Lot Yield: LID Approach with Lessons Learned, by Anthony Kendrick, Justin R. Ring, P.E., & Megan L. Crutcher, P.E. CFM, The single-family residential project near Richmond, TX, known as Camellia, is one of the best examples of how an LID approach can benefit the community, the future residents, and the developer of the project. The engineer for the development believed that there could be benefits to the development and the developer by looking at the project through the lens of LID.
PONDS & LAKES
Taking the “Dred” Out of Dredging, by Steve Perry, Hydraulic dredging offers a greener, cleaner alternative to sediment removal without the harsh environmental footprint left behind by heavy machinery and millions of gallons of displaced water. Yorba Regional Park in Orange County California is one example of the advantages of hydraulic sediment removal over conventional mechanical dredging methods.
Combining Geosynthetics to Construct Steep Vegetated Slopes and Retaining Walls, by Stanley M. Miller, Ph.D., P.E., It has become more common in recent years, as site conditions allow, to have project specifications call for a vegetated facing on soil reinforcement structures rather than traditional hardscape options. In response to this need, manufacturers have developed slope-facing systems that not only stabilize the steepened slope and retain the backfill soil, but also have adequate porosity.
Water Quality Monitoring on the Elliott Bay Seawall Project, by Nathan Holloway & Tyrone Clager, A robust and evolving water management plan was essential to the success of the Elliot Bay Seawall construction project, located in Seattle, Washington, through regulatory protocols, water conveyance, contamination variability, chemical treatment, inert and reactive media filtration, and systems automation.
Channel Lining Provides Erosion Solution, by J.J. Breede, P.Eng., A channel directly downstream of a large diameter culvert required protection from potential high flows of stormwater runoff. Over the years, runoff with high velocities and shears continuously scoured away the riprap that had originally lined the section of the channel directly downstream of the culvert. To remedy this, a concrete block erosion control system was chosen and installed along the bottom and partial sides of the channel.
2017 BUYER’S GUIDE
Annual Buyer’s Guide, Land and Water presents its twenty-fifth Buyer’s Guide, the most comprehensive erosion control and water management product directory in the industry of natural resource management. Company listings begin on page 47 and classifications begin on page 60. A special thank-you to the companies shown in bold with a logo, who are advertisers in this issue.
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