eNewsletter January 20, 2016
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 60, Number 1 January/February 2016
The Carmel River is now flowing freely in its new channel where the obsolete San Clemente Dam once stood in Carmel Valley, California. Rock lined step pools allow federally threatened South Central coast California Steelhead to spawn and utilize prime nursery habitat upstream that has been blocked for close to one hundred years. Photo Credit, Elizabeth Geiseler, Environmental Coordinator/River Restoration Quality Control - San Clemente Dam Removal Project at Granite Construction.
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Hell Creek Stream Rehabilitation - Phase I, by Dave Lampe, Phase I of the stabilization project included; protection of the bridges, reconstruction of a sewer outfall, and a combination of bioengineering techniques and hard armoring stabilization measures on the stream banks. Designers used a cellular confinement reinforced earth wall section to gain back some of the land that had eroded away.
Construction Site BMPs
Passive Application of Polyacrylamide on Construction Sites, by Tanya Bilezikjian, P.E., QSD/P, When managing turbidity for fine sediments, rather than larger particles, an alternative BMP is needed. Fortunately, science has provided a solution to the challenges for Total Suspended Solids compliance, in the form of a flocculent, polyacrylamide to enable effective turbidity management.
The Growing Importance of Geosynthetic Reinforcement, by Chris Kelsey, Since the early 1970's, the U.S. has seen dramatic growth in soil reinforcement technologies, which significantly changed infrastructure for the better. Soil reinforcement with geogrids has enabled more efficient road projects, improved the ecomony of mining operations, and made land use more sustainable.
Dam or Filter - What's the Difference When It Comes to Sediment Control?, by Kurt Kelsey, M.S., CPESC, CPSWQ, The theory behind both filtering and damming sediment control products and how their properties affect what is typically seen in the field brings to light the importance of choosing the right product in the right application. The differences amongst BMPs is discussed, as well as how these differences effect where they work best.
Lessons Learned from LID-Based Roadway, by Anthony Kendrick, ENV SP, Rather than relying on a traditional underground storm sewer, engineers opted to take an innovative approach to managing stormwater at Texas' first LID-based roadway. At the heart of the system is a vegetated swale and High Performance Modular Filtration System, which led to a field study to better understand its impact on water quality.
Deeds Wetland and Floodplain Restoration, by Jaclyn T. Haynal, In an attempt to reverse the degrading effects of 100 years of agricultural use, the Deeds Wetland and Floodplain Restoration Project breeched two levees, restored wetland habitat, constructed stream channel, and reconnected the Hocking River to 58 acres of floodplain.
Top Ten Reasons Your Construction Site is Not Vegetating Properly, by Mark Myrowich, CPESC, CISEC, Although it is generally one of the least expensive aspects of a project, if not done properly, a construction seeding job can turn into a nightmare. In order to improve success rates, address these ten most common stumbling blocks to vegetation success.
Case Study: Indiana Veterans' Home Slope Repair, by Jim Blazek; Loren Weeks & Lauren Alaniz, The combination of a steep, long slope, with fertile, glacial till subsoil, proved to be a particularly difficult permanent surface stabilization project. A combination of growth media, tackifier, cotton BFM, native vegetation, permanent TRM, and anchor was recommended.
Undamming the Carmel: Restoring an Endangered River, by Jessica Neafsey, ASLA, The San Clemente dam was removed after it was discovered that it was collecting millions of cubic yards of sediment, posing a safety risk, and disconnecting habitat. This watershed restoration included a new channel for the Carmel River, designed to provide optimum habitat for wildlife and bring this "River in Ruin" back to life.
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