Tag: soil series

Stormwater Infiltration in Clay Soils

Stormwater Infiltration in Clay Soils

Stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces is causing devastating effects on the landscape of our developing watersheds. We are disrupting the natural hydrological cycle that supports our potable water supplies and natural fauna. Intentional stormwater infiltration can restore that cycle. However, the lack of awareness and the perceived lack of data

Reader Profile: James Spotts

Reader Profile: James Spotts

James W. Spotts’ vehicle license tag reads “Dr. Dirt.” It’s an apt description for his career as a soil scientist, which now focuses on his company, Southeast Environmental Consultants, in Atlanta, GA. The seeds were sown when, as a child in north Florida, Spotts dug a hole into sandy soil

GIS and Modeling Tools

GIS and Modeling Tools

With its moderate climate and warm, dry summers, California is a major agricultural producer and exporter. In 2007, California agricultural receipts topped $36 billion, with grapes, lettuce, and almonds as the top revenue-producing crops. Given that most of the state’s crops are irrigated, water drives California agriculture. However, a growing

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