Tag: dam

A barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level, the resulting reservoir being used in the generation of electricity or as a water supply.

Hydroseeding Equipment for Large Jobs

Hydroseeding Equipment for Large Jobs

In hydroseeding projects, it’s not only critical what product is applied, but the equipment used to apply it.

Time is of the essence, and having equipment with the power to cover large areas in a small amount of time is necessary not only in emergency jobs, but also in day-to-day projects

Project Profile: Munoz Flats Habitat Improvement Project Future

Project Profile: Munoz Flats Habitat Improvement Project Future

MUNOZ FLATS WAS HISTORICALLY part of the floodplain of the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico. A project was developed to enhance wildlife habitat, create more opportunities for fishing and hunting, and improve access to the San Juan River. Project funding was provided by the New Mexico Department of

Hydroseeding

Hydroseeding

In hydroseeding projects, it’s not only critical what product is applied, but the equipment used to apply it.

Time is of the essence, and having equipment with the power to cover large areas in a small amount of time is necessary not only in emergency jobs, but also in day-to-day projects

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

Water: A Weapon and a Victim

Water: A Weapon and a Victim

Throughout the recent conflicts in Iraq and Syria, water has been used as armament by competing powers as they scramble to control a quickly diminishing resource.

When ISIS seized the Fallujah Barrage, a dam on the Euphrates River, in 2014, they used it as leverage by depriving downstream cities of water.

Techniques for Successful Sediment Control

Techniques for Successful Sediment Control

Siltation in water containment structures is problematic, resulting in the loss of space in tanks and other structures such as reservoirs, ponds, and catch basins. It also increases the cost of treating drinking water, with high loads interfering with coagulation, filtration, and disinfection.

Collaboration on the Columbia River

Collaboration on the Columbia River

We generally consider public-private partnerships (P3s) a logical way for the US to repair and replace its aging infrastructure. On occasion, we may even reference Lincoln’s railroads, Eisenhower’s highways, or Kennedy’s space program while extolling the virtues of the private investment for infrastructure renewal. But are these deals always the

Project Profile: Gobernadora Multi-Purpose Basin

Project Profile: Gobernadora Multi-Purpose Basin

Rancho Mission Viejo (RMV), in partnership with Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) and Orange County Public Works (OCPW), developed an innovative multi-functioning water infrastructure system that reclaims an urban stormwater waste stream and provides regional flood control benefits.

Revegetating After a Wildfire

Revegetating After a Wildfire

It was in June 2013 that the 3,200-acre Royal Gorge fire broke out near Cañon City, CO, situated about 45 miles southwest of Colorado Springs. The wildfire destroyed almost everything in its path (48 out of 52 structures in Royal Gorge Park were lost), although surprisingly it spared the Royal

Silt Management

Silt Management

Siltation in water containment structures is problematic, resulting in the loss of space in tanks and other structures such as reservoirs, ponds, and catch basins. It also increases the cost of treating drinking water, with high loads interfering with coagulation, filtration, and disinfection.

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