eNewsletter August 14, 2014
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!
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Land and Water • Volume 58, Number 4 July/August 2014 - 40th Year
Mine reclamation at Seneca Coal Company (a Peabody subsidiary) in CO, incorporates a restored channel using a combination of riprap, vegetation and rock gabions to collect runoff water, including about 200 inches of snowfall each year. The mine is undergoing final reclamation to return the land to pre-mining use.Submitted by Roy Karo, Reclamation Manager, Colorado Conservancy, Peabody Energy, Hayden, CO (L&W's reader submitted photo)
Stormwater Management (This issue's 40th Focus!)
Stormwater Compliance: A 40-Year Update, by Jennifer Hildebrand & Meghan Litsey, Stormwater runoff remains one of the biggest challenges to everyday water pollution control on a local and national level, but we've come a long way in 40 years.
Ponds & Lakes
Grand Lake St. Mary's: A Case Study in Nutrient Management, by Cullen Danner, A plan was devised to restore one of the largest manmade lakes in the world to its natural beauty. The treatment that was chosen targets nutrients before, during, and after they make their way into the lake.
Low Impact Development
Pervious, Permeable & Porous Pavers: The 3P's and how they relate to stormwater management, by Mark Walker, Each of the 3P's (pervious, permeable, and porous) pavers contain their own unique characteristics, as well as how they relate to the paver industry and their uses for stormwater management.
Adapting to Change at the Deal Island WMA Impoundment, by Bill Harvey & Charlie Schafer, In the mid-1990's, problems began to arise at a 13,000-acre wildlife managment area; fewer ducks, less diverse bird community, and less abundant submerged aquatic vegetation. A monitoring program was set in place to regularly measure water depth and salinity, and yearly measurements of submerged and emergent vegetation.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Sustainability and Geomembranes, by Chris Kelsey, The more standard a technology is within a sector, the greater the chance its sustainability impact is overlooked. Where can the sustainability contributions of geomembranes be found?
Flint Creek Restoration Project, by Nancy Schumm, CPESC, CWS, CMS4S, Approximately 1,900 feet of eroded streambank was restored along Flint Creek, Illinois. The project aim was to provide clean surface water flowing downstream, reduce non-point source pollution, and protect well and septic systems by providing better infiltration of local floodplains.
Restoration of Coastal Sage Scrub at San Onofre State Beach: A 20-Year Review, by Ted St. John, Rick Riefner & David Pryor, A 20-year review of one of the first large coastal sage scrub restoration projects in Southern California. It set a precedent for simple and inexpensive restoration, while introducing mycorrhizal inoculation & land imprinting into common usage.
The Majesty of Water, by Bob Lusk, A discussion of some of the philosophical, spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of the world's most important compound; water.
Permeable Clay Segmental Paving: A Cost Effective, Green Way to Handle Stormwater, by Walt Steele, Third Street had deteriorated beyond repair, leaving drainage issues for both the street and underground storm drains. The stream at the end of the street experienced flooding due to the recurrent drainage problem. To correct these stormwater runoff issues, a green street was installed.
Index to Past Articles
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