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A Fight on More Than One Front for the Clean Water Rule

A Fight on More Than One Front for the Clean Water Rule

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The new Clean Water Rule, which took effect (or not, depending which state you’re in) last Friday, is now facing opposition from several directions. On Thursday, August 27, a day before the rule went into effect, a federal judge in North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against it. The injunction  … Read More

Geogrids for Stabilizing Steep Slopes

Geogrids for Stabilizing Steep Slopes

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Increased traffic brought the need for bridge expansion and widening of Florida’s State Road 415 from two lanes to four. The completed project is located just north of Sanford.

Associated Construction Products (ACP) of Lutz, FL, teamed up with Strata Systems of Cumming, GA, to combine technical expertise and the right  … Read More

Sediment Control in Storm Drains

Sediment Control in Storm Drains

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As is the case with any active construction site, sediment control is a primary concern on the job sites where Greg McCormick works. He is the water pollution control manager for Riverside Construction Co. in southern California.

Until recently, the company had created protective barriers around storm drain inlets using gravel  … Read More

BMP Construction Methods and Techniques

BMP Construction Methods and Techniques

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Even the best stormwater BMP design, ultimately is only as good as its construction. And the key to successful construction? A balanced mix of field engineering, natural science know-how, and great construction technique.

Join Ted Hartsig for the fourth session of our Post-Construction Stormwater BMPs Master Class Series exploring the basics of  … Read More

BMP Design and Selection

BMP Design and Selection

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Post-construction stormwater BMPs are not one size fits all. And as the project lead – between calculating the stormwater runoff rates and volumes, calculating the flow velocity and conveyance / impoundment depths, and modeling these in your specific environment – selecting and designing the proper stormwater BMP for your site  … Read More

Erosion Control at Oil and Gas Sites

Erosion Control at Oil and Gas Sites

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In an effort to expand their businesses, many erosion and sediment control contractors have turned to providing services to the oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing sites. Services can include dust control on unpaved access roads, sediment control, revegetation of disturbed areas, and other measures to protect habitat and  … Read More

Valuing the Coast

Valuing the Coast

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It’s common knowledge that people like to live near the water; close to 40% of the US population lives in or near coastal areas. And as we’ve covered in a number of articles in Erosion Control, coastal erosion—and the techniques to counter it—can be very expensive.

A new report from the  … Read More

Post-Fire Erosion Control: A California Case Study

Post-Fire Erosion Control: A California Case Study

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On August 17, 2013, a hunter’s illegal fire blazed out of control and started what would become the third-largest forest fire in California history. In the end, a quickly mobilized team from Selby’s Soil Erosion Control and a fast-curing bonded fiber matrix (BFM) from Profile Products would stabilize charred slopes and prevent  … Read More

Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure

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Managing stormwater runoff and the resulting water quality issues is an ongoing challenge for urban communities. While gray infrastructure has been the traditional solution, more and more communities are instead (or in parallel) implementing green infrastructure (e.g., green roofs, bioswales, etc.) to manage their rainwater where it falls. So, what  … Read More

BMP Fundamentals

BMP Fundamentals

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Starting with the first regulations in 1990, stormwater management has rapidly evolved. New technologies, approaches, and regulations regularly hitting the market continue to spur the industry’s growth, and new developments are on the horizon. So where are we today AND are we headed tomorrow?

Join Steven Polk as he kicks off  … Read More

Special Permit Requirements for Erosion Control Projects

Special Permit Requirements for Erosion Control Projects

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Meeting permit requirements is just part of the daily routine most erosion control specialists face on their job sites. When the new construction site is part of a nuclear power plant, however, there is nothing routine about following the extensive regulations and requirements that can be challenging.

The V.C. Summer Nuclear  … Read More



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