Tag: soil moist

Soil moisture is a key variable in controlling the exchange of water and heat energy between the land surface and the atmosphere through evaporation and plant transpiration. As a result, soil moisture plays an important role in the development of weather patterns and the production of precipitation.

Designing BMPs for Drought

Designing BMPs for Drought

While the Southeast United States is no stranger to dry conditions in the summertime, for most of 2007 and 2008 the region suffered its worst drought in decades. Around the same time, many developers and municipalities, spurred on by the water-quality requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

Revegetation Recipe

Revegetation Recipe

Planting for erosion control isn’t like tending a garden. The scale of such projects-often covering acres or miles-makes it impossible to give each site the “tender loving care” one might lavish on a favorite flowerbed. Yet the required tasks are somewhat the same; one chooses the right seeds for the

Putting Erosion Problems to Bed With Blankets

Water, water everywhere-not the best site on which to use water-based applications, such as hydroseeding. For slopes or areas where water is meant to run, such as drainage ditches or retaining ponds, a covering of erosion control blankets or turf reinforcement mats can solve many problems. Water can’t move them-indeed,

Field Reports

Dust can be a problem anywhere in the country. Here are three examples that illustrate three different types of problems and three different approaches.

Dealing With Dust in Albuquerque
Pat Wylie and partner Bob Sparling operate Sparling Construction Company, which does heavy earthmoving and paving and utility projects in and around Albuquerque,

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