Stormwater Weekly

Oysters on the Half Shell

Oysters on the Half Shell

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I’m not a picky eater. I cheerfully tried greenland shark in Iceland, pig’s foot soup in Korea, and tongue tacos in Santa Barbara. But no matter how hard I’ve tried, I never developed a taste for oysters. Which is a shame, because I grew up on Vancouver Island in British  … Read More

Stormwater – Reader Favorites

Stormwater – Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Stormwater magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, email click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Stormwater content.  … Read More

Tackling Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) and Flooding Issues in St. Louis

Tackling Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) and Flooding Issues in St. Louis

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St. Louis has been singing the blues for some time—not only musically, but also over stormwater. The city has had combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into the Mississippi River and backed up basement drains in the neighborhoods closest to the river along the city’s eastern edge, causing flooding and pollution  … Read More

A New Breakdown

A New Breakdown

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Just when you thought the news about plastics couldn’t get worse, another study comes along to show that it already has. Here at Forester, we’ve published a number of posts about the problems with plastic; here’s a recent one from MSW Management editor Arturo Santiago about the growing movement to  … Read More

Protecting a Town from Storm Surge

Protecting a Town from Storm Surge

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Nestled in the Sandy Hook Bay, the community of Port Monmouth, NJ, has experienced flooding, blizzards, and major storms that have swept through the area throughout the years.  … Read More

Killing Turtles

Killing Turtles

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We know the problems algae blooms can cause for humans—from unpleasantly slimy beaches to interruptions in the water supply to occasional respiratory problems in people who are exposed—and Florida seems to get more than its share each summer. Two years ago, thick algae on the state’s Atlantic coast led four  … Read More

Structural Culvert Rehabilitation

Structural Culvert Rehabilitation

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Failing culverts pose serious hazards to drivers, businesses, and rail traffic. It is incumbent upon design ­engineers and owner-
managers to ensure that structures are sound and reliable. Department of Transportation, county, municipal, and railway maintenance and engineering divisions play a critical role in conducting routine inspections and repairs. Many repairs  … Read More

The Damage After the Floods

The Damage After the Floods

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The East Coast is under siege this week with widespread flooding. Seasonal flooding is common, but what’s unusual about this week’s storms is the sheer size of the area they cover; nearly 700 miles of coastline and cities farther inland are affected. As in other floods over the past several  … Read More

Street Sweeping—Cleaner Air, Clearer Water

Street Sweeping—Cleaner Air, Clearer Water

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Plaquemine, LA, is located about 18 miles west of Baton Rouge. The city has a population of about 8,000. Plaquemine’s director of Public Works, Richard Alleman, directs the city’s street sweeping operation.  … Read More

Meatless Monday—and Every Day—at the Office

Meatless Monday—and Every Day—at the Office

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Two weeks ago, I wrote about efforts to cultivate algae as a food source. Proponents of algae-based nutrition point out that 70% of the world’s freshwater use goes into raising crops and livestock. We’ve also touched on the issue here, comparing how much water various types of food—especially meats—take to  … Read More

Adopt-a-Goat

Adopt-a-Goat

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What’s red and blue and devours almost anything?

An inexpensive, low-tech device is being deployed throughout Florida and other southeastern states to capture trash in the waterways. Distributed by the nonprofit organization Bigwater Foundation, the floatable device consists of a chain of buoyant plastic balls and a net. It’s called  … Read More

Stormwater Credit Trading Program Architecture

Stormwater Credit Trading Program Architecture

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Stormwater credit trading programs are gaining traction as a new tool in the effort to reduce the cost of stormwater-borne pollution control in impaired watersheds at a time when new tools are sorely needed. Since the amendments of the Clean Water Act in 1987 to extend coverage to nonpoint pollution  … Read More



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