Tag: wetlands

A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. The primary factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the characteristic vegetation of aquatic plants, adapted to the unique hydric soil. Wetlands play a number of roles in the environment, principally water purification, flood control, carbon sink and shoreline stability. Wetlands are also considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems, serving as home to a wide range of plant and animal life.

We Don’t Have Much Time

We Don’t Have Much Time

We knew it was coming, and now it’s here. The public comment period is open to determine the fate of the Clean Water Rule, also known as the Waters of the US Rule. But the window for getting your comments in is a narrow one—more details on that below.

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Waters of the US: Now’s Our Chance To Be Heard

Waters of the US: Now’s Our Chance To Be Heard

As you’re probably aware, EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers under the new administration are proposing to rescind the beleaguered Waters of the US Rule, also known as the Clean Water Rule, that went into effect in 2015. You have a narrow window to comment if you wish

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.

Hydra Aquatic Text Ad

Hydra Aquatic is a Full-Service Wetland and Riparian Plant Nursery Specializing in Container Grown Seedlings, Shrubs, and trees, as well as Poles and Whips. Visit Hydra Aquatic for Your Plant-Related Stream, Wetland, Wastewater, Stormwater, Mitigation, Habitat, Urban Aquatic Landscape, Bioengineered and Wetlands Reclamation Needs.

Potable Reuse Project Case Studies

Potable Reuse Project Case Studies

Potable Reuse Project Case Studies: Cloudcroft, NM, is a 110-year old mountain resort community in the southeast corner of New Mexico. Planning for direct potable reuse began immediately, says Powell, and initial construction began in 2005, but issues with contracting stalled the project by 2007. Now back on track, construction bids

Andean Headwaters

Andean Headwaters

ANDEAN RIVER BASIN HEADWATERS store and release large volumes of water, and are of paramount importance for Peru’s water sustainability. Nearly 40% of the country is drylands (areas where rain or snow amounts are exceeded by evapotranspiration), and only 2% of Peru’s water resources drain to the arid coast, a

Hydroseeding for Transportation Projects

Hydroseeding for Transportation Projects

Hydroseeding has connections with most forms of transportation, including revegetation around highways, airports, and mass transit projects. It is even a part of water-related travel, if one considers work done on the grounds at marinas, shipping channels, and ports.

Project  Profile: Breathing Life Back  Into Chesapeake Bay

Project Profile: Breathing Life Back Into Chesapeake Bay

Situated on the North Eastern Atlantic coastline of the United States, the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the country. Over the centuries, its bountiful rivers, lush wetlands, and thriving forests have formed a complex ecosystem that today encompasses a plethora of habitats, supporting countless species of plants, animals,

How to Control Sediment Erosion on Construction Sites

How to Control Sediment Erosion on Construction Sites

Work on the average construction site disrupts many cubic yards of dirt. All of that disrupted soil poses a big sediment control challenge. Given the unpredictability of storms and rainfall, controlling sediment requires vigilance. It also adds to the cost of construction projects. But if sedimentation is not controlled, the

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