Testing the Waters

Testing the Waters

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Urban stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of water pollution because it carries pollutants such as oil, grease, pesticides, fertilizer, animal waste, trash, debris, and other substances through storm drains and into lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water.  … Read More

Slope Whisperers

Slope Whisperers

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Cambridge, MA, maintains a series of three terminal reservoirs for drinking water. Fresh Pond has been one of the most prominent reservoirs in the city’s fleet of water sources and a favorite with the community, not just as a source of water, but also because of its role as a  … Read More

Hard-Armor Options for Protecting Roads and Bridges

Hard-Armor Options for Protecting Roads and Bridges

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Hard-armor products are valuable tools in the tool chest of experts in erosion control and stormwater management. For some applications, softer alternatives such as erosion control blankets, turf reinforcement mats, and vegetation are appropriate. But many roads, bridges, and streambanks face destruction because of undercutting due to runoff or high  … Read More

Working With Nature Following Wildfire

Working With Nature Following Wildfire

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When you control water, you control nature. So why not use nature in your erosion and sediment control efforts? Many (if not all) erosion and sediment control practices attempt to control raindrops or runoff in one form or another, especially those that are applied to landscapes following wildfire. If you  … Read More

Post-Fire Erosion Control Methods in the North San Francisco Bay Area

Post-Fire Erosion Control Methods in the North San Francisco Bay Area

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In total, the North Bay fires of 2017 burned about 40,000 acres. The southern California fires were even larger, totaling 1 million acres. The fires burned a wide variety of landscapes, including whole neighborhoods in flat, urbanized areas. Unlike rural areas, these areas are served by urban infrastructure, including storm  … Read More

Every Job and Every Day Are Different

Every Job and Every Day Are Different

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The hydroseeding machine and the crew may be the same as last month or last year, but every job is different. Each project has its own variables—tricky slopes, tight timelines, rain that just won’t quit, and more. Finding the right combination of seeds, mulch, and other ingredients so that soil  … Read More



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