eNewsletter October 19, 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 5 September/October 2016
Water is one of the most important natural resources in Minnesota. It is important to local economies, crucial for wildlife, and a critical component of Minnesotans' lifestyles and recreational pursuits. Clean, abundant water is a key issue all across the state. One key component in protecting and restoring Minnesota's water resources is effective stormwater management. Photo credit: CCO 1.0 License. See full story here.
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Hatchery Creek Stream Restoration, by George Athanasakes, Kevin Rexroat, Rob Lewis, Jim Hanssen, Eric Dawalt and Oakes Routt. Thanks to extensive cooperation among many agencies, access to a new funding resource, and the hard work of a design/build partnership between agencies and private industry, Hatchery Creek is now a world-class self-sustaining trout stream that runs more than 6,000 feet to the Cumberland River - a vision cast long ago for a unique design focused on maximizing trout habitat.
Minimal Impact Development Standards, by Spencer Peck, J.D., M.U.R.P. & Jay Michels, CPESC, A practical description of Minnesota’s Minimal Impact Design Standards (MIDS) and how it is being implemented around the state. Developed over the course of four years, MIDS performance standards and Model Ordinance can have a major role in addressing the pervasive and damaging water pollution that every community experiences.
Erosion Control BMPs
Stevens Creek Tributary Rehabilitation Project, by Justin Cermak, P.E. & Gordon Coke, Stabilization measures for this project included rock riprap grade control structures, grading a 2-stage channel, increasing channel length, and re-vegetating disturbed areas. These measures serve to reconnect the floodplain during frequent rainfall events and balance sediment transport processes, as well as provide benefits to aquatic habitat.
Green Infrastructure in North Texas, by Anthony Kendrick, Houston has been using LID to manage flood issues, reduce detention rates, lower development costs, improve lot yield, and improve water quality for the last several years. There is a track of successful projects in Houston that have proven that LID is a highly effective, economically advantageous approach to controlling stormwater.
Stabilizing a Detention Pond Using a High Strength Wicking Geotextile, by Folts, J.C., P.E., The failure of the side slopes along a remote detention pond in the Weldon Ridge Subdivision, located in Cary, NC, required a significant amount of repair. The use of a high strength wicking geotextile was determined to be the most economical alternative. It provided reinforcing and drainage, allowing for the reconstruction of the original slope angles.
Midwestern Herbaceous Plants for Flowing Water Situations, by Kevin Tungesvick, Plant species selected for streambank restoration must be able to tolerate flood events, colonize sediment, and hold themselves in place against the current. Restoration of suburban stream channels have great benefits for habitat, erosion control and water quality. Appropriate species selection is the first critical step to ensure the success of these installations.
Lessons Learned from Sand River Green Infrastructure Project, by Jill Kelley, The project employed a holistic approach and environmentally friendly technologies to address the erosion of Sand River, which had been damaged for years by urban stormwater discharge. Those driving this groundbreaking project discussed what lessons they learned and how this advice could benefit future green infrastructure developments.
Sandy River Bank Stabilization Project,by Peter M. Hanrahan, CPESC, In late August of 2011, a horseshoe bend in the Sandy River of Western Maine, took a severe beating as Hurricane Irene raced through the region. A highly accelerated river flow undermined and collapsed a 50 foot section of river banking in Farmington Falls. To make matters worse, the bank failure occurred in an area very close to Whittier Road, an important thoroughfare.
Long Creek by the Numbers, by Aubrey L. Strause, P.E. The LCWMD hosted a tour of several stormwater BMPs located in the watershed of the Long Creek Restoration Project, as part of a LID Conference in Portland, Maine. “Long Creek by the Numbers” was provided by tour guides as an overview of this project, to share information about planning, implementation, and management.
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