Tag: low impact development

Low Impact Development (LID) is an innovative stormwater management approach with a basic principle that is modeled after nature: manage rainfall at the source using uniformly distributed decentralized micro-scale controls.

Reader Profile: Nav Otal

Reader Profile: Nav Otal

The Bellevue, WA, stormwater utility—one of the first in the US—has come a long way from its genesis in the 1970s, says Nav Otal, director of Bellevue Utilities. “We continue to be concerned with how our system—the manmade and natural—interacts together. The city’s philosophy emphasizes maintaining and protecting streams, lakes,

Protecting Puget Sound

Protecting Puget Sound

A common purpose runs through many, likely most, stormwater projects in the greater Seattle area and other western Washington cities, certainly in the projects profiled in this story.

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JRM Chemical has a full line of linear anionic polymers that reduce soil erosion and treat turbid water. They reduce soil loss and chemical and fertilizer runoff. These polymers help increase the establishment of turf and ground cover and increase the infiltration of water in the soil. All JRM

StormCon Program

StormCon Program

StormCon 2017, the Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, will take place August 27–31 in Bellevue, WA, at the Meydenbauer Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel. The conference features more than 130 presentations in six conference tracks, plus panel discussions and a tour of local stormwater facilities.
The schedule of presentations

Updates in Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling Software

Updates in Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling Software

Developers of hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software have recently unveiled exciting new program updates and products to increase the efficiency and effectiveness. Dramatic decreases in model run times, thoughtful assembly of multiple information sources, and greater flexibility within hydrologic connectivity options demonstrate just a few ways these changes have improved

Reader Profile: Aubrey L. Strause

Reader Profile: Aubrey L. Strause

Shortly after joining the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) in Maine in May 2016 as the stormwater program manager and district engineer, Aubrey L. Strause, P.E., would come to help administer one of her largest and most visible projects and the first of its kind in the

What’s Hot in Modeling Software

What’s Hot in Modeling Software

Developers of hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software have recently unveiled exciting new program updates and products to increase the efficiency and effectiveness. Dramatic decreases in model run times, thoughtful assembly of multiple information sources, and greater flexibility within hydrologic connectivity options demonstrate just a few ways these changes have improved

Stream Buffers 101

Stream Buffers 101

Stream buffers are natural areas adjacent to streams and waterways that remain free of ­devel­opment, con­struction, or other alterations and play an important role in maintaining predevelopment water quality. The riparian vegetation stabilizes stream channels, provides terrestrial and aquatic habitat, slows runoff rates, reduces runoff volume, and filters development runoff.

Stream Buffers

Stream Buffers

Stream buffers are natural areas adjacent to streams and waterways that remain free of ­devel­opment, con­struction, or other alterations and play an important role in maintaining predevelopment water quality. The riparian vegetation stabilizes stream channels, provides terrestrial and aquatic habitat, slows runoff rates, reduces runoff volume, and filters development runoff.

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