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Homing In on Zika

Homing In on Zika

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After months of speculation about the safety of traveling to already-affected areas, and with some people attributing the many empty seats at the Rio Olympic stadiums to fears about the Zika virus, we’re now getting some very specific information about its transmission in the US.

Officials had already identified one square-mile  … Read More

Stormwater – Reader Favorite

Stormwater – Reader Favorite

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Listed below are the top Editor blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Stormwater magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, email click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Stormwater content.  … Read More

First There’s the Flood

First There’s the Flood

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Whenever there’s a devastating flood, like the one Louisiana is experiencing now, the media tends to focus—as it should—on the evacuation and rescue efforts, on the deaths or injuries, and eventually on the property damage involved. These are all immediate and vital concerns for the area that’s affected. Something that  … Read More

Groundwater Recharge Options

Groundwater Recharge Options

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A Pathway to Water
There are several ways to deal with declining aquifers; some of these are already being practiced to varying degrees throughout the United States. Such measures include increasing water efficiency, which can slow the drawdown of aquifers by using available water more sparingly. Another method coming into wider  … Read More

Project Profile: Choosing a Stormwater Chamber System

Project Profile: Choosing a Stormwater Chamber System

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Recently, a 58-acre lot in Northampton County, PA, labeled by the town of Easton as First 33 Commerce Center, was developed into a subdivision containing three large land parcels. While two parcels of land were sold off, the third and largest parcel was transformed into a commerce park, housing two  … Read More

Almost a Trillion Dollars Underwater

Almost a Trillion Dollars Underwater

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The real estate website Zillow has recently come up with a depressing new feature. You might be familiar with Zillow; it estimates the current value of a house based on recent sales of comparable houses in the same area, using public sources of information. Type in your address and Zillow  … Read More

An Olympic-Sized Problem

An Olympic-Sized Problem

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In case we needed a reminder about why we try to control contaminants in our runoff, we need look no farther than Rio.

In beachfront communities where tourism is a big part of the economy, keeping the water clean and safe is not only a matter of public health but also  … Read More

The Nutrient Separating Baffle Box: A Key to Trapping Pollutants

The Nutrient Separating Baffle Box: A Key to Trapping Pollutants

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A Florida Park Revitalized
Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL, desperately needed revitalization. New facilities and buildings were planned and built, and paved surfaces were restored. Another big part of the project was installation of stormwater treatment best management practices (BMPs).

The park covers about 25 acres, situated between the downtown urban  … Read More

Temporary Diversion Sizing When Working in Waterways

Temporary Diversion Sizing When Working in Waterways

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By Shannon Tillack, Andrew Earles, Ken MacKenzie, and David Bennetts Temporary diversion methods are commonly used to reroute water from a stream or direct flows to a designated portion of the stream channel to allow for construction activities to take place in the stream, along the banks, or beneath the  … Read More

Flood Best Practices: Protecting People & Property with GIS

Flood Best Practices: Protecting People & Property with GIS

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At some point, all communities face possible devastation from rising flood waters. And on the front line of the flood response effort are civil engineers inspecting and monitoring flood control systems in order to protect community lives and property. But…at what risk?

Join Ryan Hunsicker and David Totman for a FREE  … Read More

Looking for a Place to Start

Looking for a Place to Start

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The Ganges River, India’s longest, flows for more than 1,500 miles, supporting cities and agricultural areas in northern India. It is sacred to many Hindus, and people make pilgrimages to visit the river and bathe in or drink its water. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most polluted rivers in  … Read More

Sand Filter Systems with Detention: A Perfect Solution

Sand Filter Systems with Detention: A Perfect Solution

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For stormwater detention and filtration in small, highly impervious drainage areas, sand filter systems with detention may be the perfect solution. In urban areas, they may sometimes be the only solution. They’re appropriate for commercial, municipal, and industrial operations.  … Read More

How Much Is a Tree Worth?

How Much Is a Tree Worth?

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A new study has once again confirmed that trees provide great value in urban settings—and also that we don’t value them enough.

Researchers from the US Forest Service and the University of California at Davis have calculated that the annual cost to keep a city tree alive is $19. For every  … Read More



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