eNewsletter June 18, 2015
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!
- Raven Industries’ Launches New Geomembrane Product Line
- Model Could Help Engineers Design Erosion-Preventing Strategies in Marshes, Wetlands, Aquatic Forests
- PGI Rebrands as AVINTIV
- New Ohio Distributor
- Solmax Launches the HLR Series – Hot Liquid Rated Liners
Land and Water • Volume 59, Number 3 May/June 2015
A catastrophic landslide in Oso, Washington on March 22, 2014 buried State Route 530 (foreground) -- a critical highway connecting a string of rural communities -- with up to 20 feet of debris. Accelerated contracting and creative design and construction efforts allowed the state transportation agency to fully reopen the highway just six months after the slide. Photo credit: Snohomish County Public Works
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Successful Emergency Roadside Reconstruction Reconnects Communities after Devastating Landslide, by Shaun Stauffer, PE, LEED®, AP, After the catastrophic 2014 landslide near Oso, Washington, roadway reconstruction was necessary through the landslide debris to restore to the communiities cut off, in the fastest design-build project in the state.
Stream Restoration Spawns Kids' Fishing Derby in Virginia, by Matt Fredmonsky, When the town of Reston was developed, it didn't include a plan for controlling stormwater. Runoff led to stream degradation, accumulated sediment, and extreme erosion. A restoration plan was set in place, as well as a stream miitgation bank.
Geosynthetics Reinforce Wind Energy, by Chris Kelsey, With the increasing size of wind turbines and the scale of wind farms, few sites can be developed without soil reinforcement technologies. Geosynthetics provide the stable base for construction works and long-term access.
New Trail Provides Magnificent Vistas and Construction Challenges, by John McCullah, The new Palisades Trail was constructed on an adverse, steep, cut slope comprised of un-consolidated alluvium. Construction uncovered soils that very between cobble to gravelly-sands, to sands, and then to dispersive clays, which are susceptible to soil piping and seepage.
Turbidity Curtain: Only as Strong as its Weakest Anchor, by Samantha Davino, After it was determined that the on-site turbidity curtain anchoring had failed and there was potential risk to the surrounding environment, assessing the damage and quickly redeploying the barrier was critical to ensure compliance.
Stormwater Treatment Gravel Filter Wetland Practice in the Hudson Valley, by Steven Gruber, The first of its kind, a large, innovative stormwater wetland filter system was recently constructed as a demonstration of how the approach works and is part of a larger project to restore water quality in a vital and impaired lake, while providing flood resiliency to several communities.
Hydraulic Erosion Control
Steamboat Slough: Restoring Natural Habitats, by Barry Cook, Edited by Amy Abelein, Erosion was undercutting the Steamboat Slough dike, and a setback levee was built to replace it that uses tidal flows to restore the historical estuarine wetland area, combining flood control and fish restoration priorities.
Saving the Family Farm, Flora, and Fauna, by Jim Orrell, Back in 1998, a Virginia farmer was determined to find alternative land uses for his under producing farm. This investigation led to the creation of one of the first wetland mitigation banks in the country, that only improves with age.
Fixing a Broken Trout Stream, by Mark Metzler, In an area long affected by agriculture and land development, miles of streams and acres of watersheds are heavily impacted by sediment and nutrient pollution and lack of stormwater management. In response, proper modeling of pollutant loading was enabled, and removal of pollutants with a variety of BMPs.
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