Tag: water level

Water level or gauge height or stage is the elevation of the free surface of a stream, lake or reservoir relative to a specified datum.

Pumps Operations in the Building Envelope

Pumps Operations in the Building Envelope

Water flows downhill. Nothing could be more simple. Getting water to the top floor of an urban skyscraper is a bit more difficult. Mere gravity flow or even accumulated static pressure head aren’t sufficient to accomplish this task. Pumps are obviously needed. But what kinds of pumps are used in

A Terminal Lake’s Fate

A Terminal Lake’s Fate

The Salton Sea is a terminal lake with no outlet. It was created by accident between 1905 and 1907, when water from the Colorado River flooded the basin. Since then, it has been fed largely by water flowing from the Imperial Valley’s farms. And today this desert lake is the

Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

Water flows downhill. Nothing could be more simple. Getting water to the top floor of an urban skyscraper is a bit more difficult. Mere gravity flow or even accumulated static pressure head aren’t sufficient to accomplish this task. Pumps are obviously needed. But what kinds of pumps are used in

Getting a Grip on Sea Level Rise

Getting a Grip on Sea Level Rise

Climate change, sea level rise, failing infrastructure, and challenged ­budgets are a recipe for disaster in the truest sense. However, while the fact of sea level rise is scientifically undisputed, it is a slow-moving disaster. No one will wake up and find Miami or New York suddenly under water. Yet,

Protecting Drinking Water from Saltwater Intrusion

Protecting Drinking Water from Saltwater Intrusion

In Miami Beach, FL, people sometimes must navigate streets wearing boots because during weather events, the streets get flooded twice a day for a couple of hours, notes Jayantha Obeysekera, chief modeler for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Imagine a stormwater management system that provides sedimentation, variable denitrification and oxygen saturation, evapotranspiration, volatilization, and infiltration. Is this the newest high-tech engineered stormwater treatment system? No, it’s the original green infrastructure: the stream channel. In suburban and rural communities in New England and many other parts of the country,

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Plastic Solutions Inc. was founded in 1997 with the vision to supply structural plastic trash racks to the stormwater management industry. Since then, a significant amount of research and development has gone into product testing—including load testing, UV resistance, flammability, resin additives, and water flow restriction requirements—all with

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