eNewsletter April 7, 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 2 March/April 2014 - 40th Year
Evergreen Lake in the community of Evergreen, CO (7,225 ft). This small reservoir on Bear Creek was constructed in 1927. The dam has a notched weir outlet. The Bear Creek Watershed Association samples reservoir water quality. The picture shows the dam weir in October 2013.Photo credit: Russell N. Clayshulte, RNC Consulting LLC (L&W's reader submitted photo)
Geotextiles (This issue's 40th Focus!)
A Brief History of Geotextiles: A 40-Year Update, by Chris Kelsey, It is impossible to succinctly describe the last 40 years in geotextiles, but their multi-functional utility cannot be overlooked. Indeed, geosynthetics have extended into common use in every major sector of civil engineering; but in nearly all cases that inclusion of a geosynthetic, that exploration and establishment of design, has been assisted by geotextiles.
The Rifle River Watershed Project: A Partnership Approach to Conservation, by Josh Leisen & Sarah Brokus, The Rifle River Watershed Project officially began in 2010 in order to address issues threatening freshwater resources in Northeast Michigan. One aspect was a recently implemented project to improve stormwater management through the use of a stormwater treatment unit, as well as rain gardens.
All-Terrain Vehicle Hydromulching the Right Way to Tame Pipeline Right-of-Ways, by Jim Wahl, Remote, rugged areas like Ohio and West Virginia can be a challenge for contractors that must re-vegetate the area of newly installed pipelines. But, a system is developed to allow quick seeding to eliminate soil erosion and runoff in these steeply sloped regions.
Ponds & Lakes
Strategies and Techniques for Aging Stormwater Management Ponds, by Shannon Junior, As ponds and lakes age, they become increasingly impacted by the effects of sedimentation and the accumulation of organic matter. There are many strategies to prevent and remediate this process, including aeration, beneficial bacteria, phosphorus mitigation and dredging.
What I've Learned About Streambank Stabilization, by John McCullah, Rivers and streams will give you feedback, whether it is quick or even years later. "Lessons Learned" should always be a part of our personal and professional curriculum, as there is always more to learn if you are willing.
River of Trash Captured: Stormwater Structure Protects National Arboretum, by Laurie Honnigford, In 2010, a member of the Stormwater Equipment Manufacturer's Association met with other concerned parties to engineer and design a system that could capture and remove the enormous amount of trash being carried by the Hickey Run on it's part to the Anacostia River.
Water Management Systems
County Accelerates Drain System Reconstruction Program, A carefully orchestrated program seeks to replace broken down and collapsing drainage lines with high-density polyethylene pipe. The program, set to take 10-15 years to complete, would replace nearly 400 miles of tile.
Fertile Ponds and Plankton Blooms, by Bob Lusk, Answering the question of how to "read the bloom" of a pond requires a complex answer. Based on your region of the country, properly fertilizing your pond and provide the boost it needs.
Phytoremediation Technology Offers a "Green" Alternative for Effective Leachate Management, by Tim Kenyon, Sam Bircher & Ricardo Loredo Lopez A cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative for leachate disposal is gaining momentum both in the U.S. and 40 other countries. Other benefits, such as it's ability to support soil integrity, habitat creation, and sustainability add to the appeal of the phytoremediation method.
Index to Past Articles
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