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The Pesticide Protests

The Pesticide Protests

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Protesters were recently out in force in Miami—not so much for a political cause, but for an airborne one. The city was aerially spraying the pesticide naled in areas like South Beach where the Zika virus has been transmitted by mosquitoes. The protesters—some 200 of them—said they didn’t want to  … Read More

Stormwater – Reader Favorites

Stormwater – Reader Favorites

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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

They’re Lurking in the Sand

They’re Lurking in the Sand

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Sometimes after a storm, and sometimes for no apparent reason at all, “Beach Closed” signs appear at popular beaches and tourist spots. Beachgoers have become accustomed to the signs, and most people—though not all of them—avoid swimming and surfing when those signs are posted. But many still enjoy sunbathing on  … Read More

Comparing Volumetric and Gravimetric Suspended Sediment Concentration Data From a Midwest Stream

Comparing Volumetric and Gravimetric Suspended Sediment Concentration Data From a Midwest Stream

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The ability to categorize suspended sediment metrics (e.g., total concentration, mean particle size, particle size class) to specific land-use types is increasingly appealing in terms of better targeting mitigation strategies. However, innovative real-time in situ instruments that advance monitoring capabilities often provide results that are not readily comparable to traditional  … Read More

Fecal Indicator Bacteria Reduction in Urban Runoff

Fecal Indicator Bacteria Reduction in Urban Runoff

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By Jane Clary, Brandon Steets, Jonathan Jones, Eric Strecker, and Marc Leisenring   Pathogens are the top cause of stream impairments nationally, with over 10,500 stream segments identified as impaired as of 2012—typically due to elevated concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) in waterbodies. Although strict numeric effluent limits for  … Read More

Stopping a Sinkhole: A Case Study (Part 1)

Stopping a Sinkhole: A Case Study (Part 1)

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the May 2016 issue of Water Efficiency. Read part 2 here. 

Flooding, sinkholes, danger, suspense, a race against time, and Mother Nature—this story is not the latest adventure film served up by ­Hollywood, but it could be! In 2013, the real-life saga of the stormwater  … Read More

Ten Emerging Stormwater Management Best Practices

Ten Emerging Stormwater Management Best Practices

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“I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach maturity if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed.” –Bill Watterson

Past Stormwater Paradigms
Way back in 2001 (when some of you were in junior high, I was reminded), I wrote an article for ­Stormwater ­magazine called “Stormwater ­Paradigms.”  … Read More

How to Ask for Money

How to Ask for Money

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If you look at the headlines from across a smattering of local news outlets in almost any given week, you’ll probably find something about stormwater fees. Often, the story is from a small city or town that is just considering a stormwater utility or fee for the first time, and  … Read More

A Bug’s Life: Meth Addiction

A Bug’s Life: Meth Addiction

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Several months ago, a study showed that more than 80 different contaminants were entering Puget Sound in discharge from wastewater treatment plants. What’s worse, some of them were detected in the brain tissue of fish. The substances included metaformin, a drug used to treat diabetes, and fluoxetine, an antidepressant marketed  … Read More

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

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Although various forms of rainwater harvesting have been used for thousands of years, as an organized industry, it is still in its infancy. At present, no national standards are in place regulating its use, although various states and municipalities have begun promulgating laws concerning how rainwater may (or may not)  … Read More

Street Sweepers Keep Stormwater Cleaner

Street Sweepers Keep Stormwater Cleaner

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Keeping a city’s streets, storm sewers, and catch basins clean is an essential service for its residents, even though they might not pay much attention to the work as it occurs. Cleaner air and water are the result—proven by numerous studies—and that’s important to every person within a community.

San Diego,  … Read More

Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know

Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know

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Are you familiar with the new ASCE standard for permeable pavements? Do you know how many gallons of water an average tree canopy can hold after a storm? Can you name 10 emerging trends in stormwater management?

If you attended StormCon 2016 in Indianapolis last month, you probably have the answers  … 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



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