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!
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- New Ohio Distributor
- Solmax Launches the HLR Series – Hot Liquid Rated Liners
Land and Water • Volume 59, Number 4 July/August 2015
Taken in late September 2013, south of Carrington, ND, this location is what the locals call the 4-Corners. The photographer was taking his grandson home one evening, when he wanted to take a picture of a duck. They got a picture with the sun setting, making for a colorful backdrop of the great fall colors. If you look really close, they did get his duck in the picture. Photo credit: Curtiss Klein (This issue's reader submitted photo)
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Geomembranes 101, by Laurie Honnigford, Geomembranes are available with a wide range of physical mechanical and chemical resistance properties. Geomembranes and GCLs are used and accepted worldwide as an excellent method for containing waste, water, liquids, and other debris. This article provides a brief description of the basics and also resources for additional information for study.
The Darby Creek Project: Restoring an Urban Stream Through Dam Removal, by Laura Craig, Ph.D., A multi-year effort to restore Darby Creek through the removal of obsolete dams. The project goals: to enhance in-stream habitat, restore free-flowing conditions and floodplain connectivity, improve fish passage, alleviate localized flooding, and eliminate public safety hazards.
Maintaining the Next Generation of Permeable Pavement, by Donald Thieman, CPESC, LEED Green Associate, A recent project transformed an above-ground, large flood volume, detention basin on city property into an underground stormwater quality detention facility with a porous pavement parking lot of top. The result was more employee parking, a more appropriately functioning detention system and treatment of stormwater runoff.
Runoff Control Measures
Surface Withdrawal and Porous Baffles: The One-Two Punch for Sediment Basin Success, by J.P. Johns, P.E.; Ray Vaughan; Brandon Wagner, EIT; & Jackie Williams, P.E., To meet the new SCDOT specific Construction General Permit, the agency established a design method that utilizes solid non-perforated concrete withdrawal risers with floating skimmers along with porous baffles. SCDOT's modeling study shows that, in certain circumstances, designers can reduce the required runoff storage volume in sediment basins by up to 33% as compared to the traditional method, and still outperform traditional basins at the larger storage volume.
MS4 Compliance: Setting the Bar for Cities and Non-Cities Alike, by Rebecca Kauten & Carrie Powers, While the MS4 permit itself serves as the "golden ticket" for compliance with state and federal regulation, the program is where success is measured. The Barr Lake and Milton Reservoir Watershed Association (BMW) in the Denver, Metro area, serves as an example, where local effort led to both environmental compliance and measureable success.
Low Impact Development
LID BMP Testing and Demonstration Facility at Riverside county Flood Control & Water Conservation District, by Arlene B. Chun, P.E., The District retrofitted its campus with LID BMPs that incorporate water conservation measures, collects data on the water quality, hydrologic and operation performance. The project is designed to determine the effectiveness and appropriateness of LID BMPs for a semi-arid Mediterranean climate in conjunction with local drough tolerant vegetation and highly pervious sandy soils found within the District's site.
Davenport's Engineered Rock Riffle on Duck Creek, by Brian Stineman, CSM, CPESC, CESSWI, As is typical of many urban streams, Duck Creek has been altered significantly from its original condition. This has led to widespread streambed and bank erosion indicated by degraded conditions along most of its reaches. This restoration project has created fish passage, and in-stream habitat, as well as provided aeration, and streambank stabilization in one location.
Stopping Sediment at its Source in the Rocky River Watershed, by Jared Bartley, In 2011, Cuyahoga SWCD was awarded a $400,000 Great Lakes Commission grant to reduce sediment loading to Lake Erie from the Rocky River. In addition to selecting Mallet Creek and Plum Creek for agricultural sediment reduction, the grant project targeted Baldwin Creek for sediment reduction from eroding streambanks, with a goal of stabilizing 2500 feet.
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