eNewsletter December 3, 2013
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!
- Spurlock Poirier Projects Win Presetigious Orchid Awards
- L.F. George Joins the FINN Dealer Network
- Profile Products Completes Upgrade to Manufacturing Facility
- Hanes Geo Components Announces A&R Geosynthetics Acquisition
- Thompson Pump Announces Branch Location Move
Land and Water • Volume 57, Number 6 November/December 2013
This scenic pond sits nestled in the Catskills of upstate New York. Designed by fisheries professor, Mark Cornwell, it's home to a variety of fish and recreational enjoyment of family and friends. Click here where Bob Lusk shares his ideas of how you can use the frigid effects of winter in your pond's favor.Photo credit: Mark Cornwell
Low Impact Development
Managing the Tension -- How Not Solving Some Problems Can Lead to the Best Results, by Benjamin S. Craddock, Historic Amtrak train station parking area utilizes robust stormwater management controls to reduce both volume and peak rate, and contribute to the environment through groundwater recharge and the use of native landscaping and vegetation.
Oceanfront Community Finds Solution to Three Sources of Erosion, by Gregory Palmer, Coastal erosion from the combined water sources of Sutton Creek, the Pacific Ocean and "Piping" were eroding the bluff by several feet per day and threatening homes and private property.
Spray-Applied Geomembranes Have a Big Impact on Low Impact Development, by Patrick Elliott, The Water Quality LID Demonstration in Centennial, CO efficiently incorporates a range of green technologies, including bio-mod units, tree filters, living wall, bioswale, and SEMSWA raingarden to form a "treatment train".
Ponds & Lakes
Winter - Your Pond's Ally?, by Bob Lusk How you can use the frigid effects of winter in your pond's favor with options like thoughtful aeration, drawdown for unwanted plants and habitat improvement.
Best Management Practices
Rocklin Crossing and Commons Projects, Bright Future from a Contractor's Innovation, by Chris A. Marr, Building the city of Rocklin's largest retail complex meant controlling runoff, erosion and sedimentation, in order to meet CEQA guidelines.
Impaired Urban Waters & TMDLs: Stormwater Volume Controls Work!, by Bruce Wilson, Jay Michels & Rebecca Kauten In a world of ever-growing networks of impervious surface-based superhighways, roads, parking lots, and alleyways, stormwater volume controls are commonly used tools in the TMDL toolkit.
How Do You Know? Polyacrylamide Usage 101by Robert C. Fischbach Not only is polyacrylamide (PAM) used for erosion control, with its ability to resist wind and water forces, but it also enhances the filtration of water into the soil.
Setting a Precedent for Stormwater Management, Water Reuse and Sustainability,by Yu-Ju Liu, When it rains in Souther California, it is often sudden and forceful. This was crucial while designing new apartments that would have the ability to reuse rainwater and be self-sustaining.
Fiber Matrix Shows Success in Winter Erosion Control,by Scott Harrison, Shell Appalachia needed to stabilize a recently constructed well pad through winter snows and spring thaw, while preventing seed and amendments from being washed off the slopes during the winter season.
Great Connections 2014: Gets to the Heart of Erosion and Sediment Control and Storwmater Management,A new conference and workshop organized bythe Great Lakes and Great Rivers Chapters of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) will take place in April 2014, focusing on environmental compliance, active and post-construction stormwater management, as well as local-driven policy and education initiatives.
Index to Past Articles
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