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The StormCon 2018 Call for Papers Is Open

The StormCon 2018 Call for Papers Is Open

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StormCon, the conference dedicated exclusively to stormwater, is now accepting abstracts for 2018. The conference will take place in Denver, CO, August 11–16, 2018. The deadline to submit an abstract is Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

We’re seeking presentations in six conference tracks, described below. Based on feedback from those of you  … 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

Going Through, Not Around

Going Through, Not Around

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Rising temperatures are having some collateral benefits for the shipping industry, or at least for one Russian shipping company. The Sovcomflot ship Christophe de Margerie has just traversed the Northern Sea Route from Norway to South Korea without an icebreaker to accompany it—a first for a ship on that route.  … Read More

Deep Secrets

Deep Secrets

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In the past weeks and months, I’ve realized, I have spent a lot of time on this blog writing about nasty things in our waterways: invasive species in the Great Lakes, algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay, scary-looking critters expanding their territory as ocean temperatures  … Read More

Serenading the Asian Carp

Serenading the Asian Carp

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Who’s afraid of the Asian carp? Lots of people, apparently, including those in the fishing industry throughout the Great Lakes region. The invasive species of fish, which was brought to aquatic farms in the southern US more than 40 years ago, is steadily spreading north. Weighing up to 100 pounds  … Read More

Rainfall, Nutrients, and the Dead Zone

Rainfall, Nutrients, and the Dead Zone

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A few weeks ago in this space, I mentioned the algae blooms plaguing Florida this year, largely the result of nutrient-rich water being released from Lake Okeechobee. Unfortunately, it’s not just Florida that’s experiencing the problem—there’s plenty to go around.

A recently published study in Science shows that excess nutrients  … Read More

We Don’t Have Much Time

We Don’t Have Much Time

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We knew it was coming, and now it’s here. The public comment period is open to determine the fate of the Clean Water Rule, also known as the Waters of the US Rule. But the window for getting your comments in is a narrow one—more details on that below.

Those of  … Read More

A Five-Year Study of IDDE Data

A Five-Year Study of IDDE Data

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Pierce County’s Surface Water Management (SWM) division is charged with maintaining both the natural surface water systems and the stormwater collection and conveyance infrastructure within its unincorporated 1,800-square-mile service area (population 380,000). These areas include an impressive variability in landscapes: from glacial streams of Mt. Rainier to fertile farmlands of  … Read More

Famous Last Words: “I Can Make It”

Famous Last Words: “I Can Make It”

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This one hit home for me because of the location, but it’s a scenario that unfortunately plays out all too often during the summer. Just days ago in Arizona, the local sheriff’s department plucked two stranded hikers from a flooded canyon by helicopter. I grew up in that area and  … Read More



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