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The upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles.

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

Project Profile: Gray Combined With Green—Retrofit of Existing Bioretention Facility With High-Flow Bioretention Technology

Project Profile: Gray Combined With Green—Retrofit of Existing Bioretention Facility With High-Flow Bioretention Technology

Surface stormwater treatment practices have a common use in development projects to provide collection and control of contaminants generated from runoff from impervious surfaces. Common surface stormwater treatment practices include wet ponds, grass swales and channels, and bioretention facilities. Grass swales and bioretention facilities rely upon filtration provided by the

Stormwater Irrigation

During recent decades there has been a growing national recognition that shrubs and trees in urban landscapes have both environmental and socioeconomic value. Research has shown that vegetation along streets and parking lots can lower urban temperatures and energy consumption (Halverson and Heisler 1981, Scott et al. 1999); filter, degrade,

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

CASE Extends Dire States Equipment Grant Submission Deadline

CASE Extends Dire States Equipment Grant Submission Deadline

Heavy equipment OEM will provide $25,000 in free equipment use to one community to repair and/or build local infrastructure.

Racine, Wis., April 18, 2017

CASE Construction Equipment has extended the submission deadline for the Dire States Equipment Grant – first announced at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017 – to May 18, 2017. The grant

Reader Profile: Wayne Davis

Reader Profile: Wayne Davis

The nation’s obsession with having a pristine lawn comes at a high cost, notes Wayne Davis, president of Sprinkler Brothers, a Texas-based irrigation company. The average sprinkler system is detrimental to nature, Davis contends. “According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program, if every US home installed a smart, water-efficient

Straight to the Source

Straight to the Source

Leak detection is one of the highest priorities of any water distribution system operator. Leaks are the result of structural failures to the containment integrity of a water supply system’s distribution pipe network. These failures can occur anywhere in the pipe system but mostly occur at pipe joints and fittings.

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