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.

Reader Profile: Trenia Harris

Reader Profile: Trenia Harris

Trenia Harris’ life has been marked with work experiences into which she taps as she executes her current responsibilities as the stormwater program manager for Lubbock, TX.

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PRECON PRODUCTS
The SP360 is Precon’s patented, unique low impact development (LID) retention best management practices (BMP) for stormwater management. It is designed to reduce the potential for downstream flooding, recharge groundwater basins where feasible, and reduce the likelihood of combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The SP360 provides the engineer with

Natural Stream Channel Restoration

Natural Stream Channel Restoration

EPA protects water quality by regulating municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) to reduce the pollutants that stormwater runoff carries into storm sewers. Nonpoint source pollutants from impervious surfaces such as oil, grease (hydrocarbons), heavy metals from vehicles and atmospheric deposition, fertilizers, pesticides, and sediments are commonly picked up by

Estimating Earthwork Volumes

Estimating Earthwork Volumes

Formulas and methods for determining the volumes and areas of regular shapes and surfaces go back at least as far as ancient Greece. Pythagoras and other mathematicians determined those formulas that are still used to calculate the volumes of spheres and pyramids, as well as the areas of curve conic

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TYPAVE 25 Porous Pavers are engineered to provide a sustainable solution for grass and gravel reinforcement, meeting the highest LEED certification ratings. Made in the US from recycled materials, TYPAVE 25 incorporates hands-free Quick-Snap technology for ease of install, is designed for optional ground anchoring, and provides 6,550 psi load

Regulatory Impact

Regulatory Impact

Every landfill is subject to federal, state, and local regulations. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act covers a set of laws, regulations, and Environmental Protection Agency policy to protect communities and conserve resources. Congress granted the EPA authority to develop regulations and policies to ensure safe management of solid waste,

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