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Predicting Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes

Predicting Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Lake Erie is in for severe algal blooms again this year, potentially rivaling the 2011 event that contaminated Toledo’s drinking water.

The agency rates algal blooms on a scale of severity from 0 to 10; those rated 5 or higher are cause  … Read More

Whole Building Control – From Concept to Reality

Whole Building Control – From Concept to Reality

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Building control systems have come a long way. Today’s advanced control systems not only make whole building control a reality, they also improve stormwater facility energy efficiency, lower operations’ costs, AND offer users an intuitive experience. How did we get from individual controls to today’s advanced systems? And, what’s next  … Read More

Water Quality Improves With Street Sweeping

Water Quality Improves With Street Sweeping

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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.  … Read More

Continuing Education: Two Free Webinars

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Two free webinars coming up at Forester University will be of interest to stormwater professionals. These sponsored webinars each earn participants 1 PDH or 0.1 CEU. You can see a complete list of upcoming webinars here, and a list of on-demand webcasts here.  … Read More

Spillway Flood Control

Spillway Flood Control

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Michigan Spillway Flood Control Project
Vast amounts of moisture—both heavy snow and rainfall—have been falling on the flat, rural Red River basin in North Dakota and Minnesota for the past 25 years, says Ben Varnson, chairman of the Nelson County Water Resource District in North Dakota.

Ten inches of rain can fall  … Read More

Designing Erosion Control Solutions for Extreme Storm Events

Designing Erosion Control Solutions for Extreme Storm Events

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Mother Nature has many weapons in her arsenal, and each year we see increases in the intensity and in the frequency of 100-year storm events. And with stronger storms comes more stormwater and an increased need for erosion control protection.  Are you and your site ready for the next big one?  … Read More

Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design With Precast Concrete & Hydrologic Modeling

Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design With Precast Concrete & Hydrologic Modeling

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Increasingly, stormwater management for buildings and facilities is going underground. Offering smaller footprints, larger stormwater capture, and better flow mitigation, many facilities are looking to incorporate underground precast stormwater detention/retention systems at their sites to meet NPDES MS4 permit and Low Impact Development (LID) requirements. But…how do you know what  … Read More

StormCon: Three Weeks to Go

StormCon: Three Weeks to Go

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We’re less than three weeks away from StormCon in Austin, TX, and some new events have been added.

On Tuesday, August 4, Ron Curry of EPA’s Region 6 will give the keynote address. Curry has been Region 6 Administrator since 2012 and has more than 36 years of management experience at  … Read More

Stream Restoration Basics & Techniques

Stream Restoration Basics & Techniques

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Between balancing the complex physical and biological elements and attaining needed improvements, stream restoration can be challenging for any stormwater project.

Join two-time former IECA President, David T. Williams, to brush up on your stream restoration basics in the final part of our Surface Water Master Class! In this two-session webinar, we’ll  … Read More

Catch Basin Cleaning: Depends on the Zone

Catch Basin Cleaning: Depends on the Zone

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Kings Mountain, NC
In cities where stormwater regularly floods streets, regular catch basin cleaning can keep water and contaminants off streets.

The city of Kings Mountain, NC, has a strong connection to American history. It is named for the American Revolutionary War battle that was fought a mere 5 miles away—just over  … Read More



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