eNewsletter May 6, 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!
- Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
- Three Seattle Firms Agree to Settle Violations with EPA
- Mid-Atlantic Stormwater Infrastructure Roadshow Held On June 19
- HaloKlear’s Frank Kneib Wins IECA Environmental Achievement Award
- Stormwater Maintenance And Consulting Hires Shannon Lucas As Design Manager
Land and Water • Volume 58, Number 3 May/June 2014 - 40th Year
Great Falls State Park is located on the Potomac River, which runs 405 miles long and offers visitors great kayaking, hiking, and scenery. This photo was taken in November 2013 from Overlook #2 in McLean, Virginia.Photo credit: David Riedl, Environmental Scientist, SOLitude Lake Management (L&W's reader submitted photo)
Erosion & Sediment Control (This issue's 40th Focus!)
40 Years of Sediment and Erosion Control, by Jerald S. Fifield, Ph. D., CPESC, CISEC, In 1974, the EPA was only four years old and had just begun to address programs of water pollution control designed to enhance and preserve the quality and value of our nation's waters. Today, contractors, designers, and regulatory agencies can choose from a myriad of products for use on construction sites that minimize the discharge of sediment, reduce erosion and protect the environment.
Post-Construction Stormwater Management in an Urbanized Setting: Applying Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure, by Neal Shapiro, Since the mid-1990's, the city of Santa Monica has shifted its watershed management program away from treat and release solutions for stormwater and toward more sustainable, onsite harvesting and use of this local water resource. The strategy focuses only on earthworks systems, directing precipitation from impermeable surfaces into permeable surfaces or high efficiency bio-filtration systems.
The Rise of Soil Reinforcement, by Chris Kelsey, Geotextiles is certainly not the only important growth area in geosynthetic reinforcement. Another major aspect to stay abreast of in reinforcement is the on-going integration of gabions and related steel forms/wire into geogrid-based reinforced soil designs.
From Quarry to Lake to Quarry Again Following Historic Flood, by Richard M. Jones, PE, CPESC; Van Medlock, CPESC; & Steven E. Casey, PE, CPESC Within three hours, a Nashville quarry had become a 42-acre lake filled with more than five billion gallons of water. How could the quarry be opened, the affected creek be restored, and the broken sewer lines be routed and operational again?
Cambridge's Alewife Reservation Naturally Processes Stormwater, by John Struzziery & Catherine Daly Woodbury, The Alewife Stormwater Wetlands demonstrates how approaches to science, engineering, and ecology can concurrently resolve infrastructure problems, enhance the envionment, and provide new open-space resources to the community.
Habitat Restoration of the Ottawa River at the University of Toledo, Ohio, by Dr. Patrick Lawrence, Since 2005, a wide range of issues and challenges has been addressed assocated with the 3,700 feet of the Ottawa River that passes through the main campus of the University of Toledo. More recently, in 2012, the final designed called for the installation of twelve in-stream restoration structures and sixty hydraulic cover stones along 2,800 linear feet of river.
The Woodlands of Hinsdale - Green Initiative Infrastructure Improvements - Phase 1, by Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED-AP, The historic village of Hinsdale has been prone to increasingly severe flooding and drainage problems. As a result, the village developed a Drainage Improvement Task Force to develop a series of goals for the infrastructure and drainage improvemens in the Woodlands.
St. Croix River Crossing Project: Drilling Challenges in an Environmentally Sensitive River, by Ken Phan, A joint project between MnDOT and WisDOT will ultimately replace the Stillwater Lift Bridge with a new four-lane bridge to connect expressways on both sides of the St. Croix River. The project is committed to ensure the protection of mussels and the natural environment of the area, so the systems put into place ensure that the water is not contaminated during the construction process.
Index to Past Articles
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