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2013-10-10 23:27:02

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is using one of its major employee parking lots as a testing ground for various types of permeable pavement materials designed to prevent stormwater runoff from polluting local rivers and streams. Funded by the PWD and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the project will help advance strategies under the city’s nationally renowned Green City, Clean Waters stormwater management plan. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Crews have...

2013-10-09 23:30:17

In emergency scenarios, food safety becomes a concern. A water restoration provider explains how to keep food safe during flooding, power outages, and other emergency situations. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration service in the country, is offering tips on food safety in the wake of power outages, flooding, or other unexpected emergency scenarios. It is not uncommon for people to survive emergency...

2013-10-09 23:21:25

Denver-MWRD received the award for advancing a new technology at their Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) honored the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District in Denver (Denver-MWRD) with its Award for Excellence in Innovation for advancing a new technology at their Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility. Denver-MWRD received the award for its collaboration with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of...

2013-10-09 23:03:02

These Stormwater Management Incentives Program (SMIP) grants will promote green stormwater management practices on private and non-profit properties resulting in the planned development of 77 greened acres. The SMIP grant is an important component of PWD’s Green City Clean Waters Plan that includes an ambitious goal to covert 9,500 impervious acres to “green acres” that capture and manage the first one inch of stormwater runoff to achieve beautiful, fishable, clean and healthy rivers...

2013-10-01 23:33:54

In response to the recent Colorado Floods, Abbott's Fire & Flood Restoration has added an additional $1 million of commercial restoration equipment to assist with the flood damage cleanup and restoration of large facilities for businesses in Boulder, Lyons and Longmont, Colorado. Abbott's specializes in industrial grade water damage restoration, serving large facilities in the Denver and Boulder, CO metro area. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 In response to the recent...

Tungsten In Aquifer Groundwater Controlled By pH, Oxygen
2013-10-01 11:25:44

Kansas State University Two Kansas geologists are helping shed new light on how tungsten metal is leached from the sediment surrounding aquifers into the groundwater. The findings may have implications for human health. Tungsten is a naturally occurring metal that is primarily used for incandescent light bulb filaments, drill bits and an alternative to lead in bullets. Though it is thought to be nonhazardous to the environment and nontoxic to humans, it can be poisonous if ingested in...

Satellite Flood Maps Reach Crisis Teams Through The Internet
2013-09-27 12:09:40

ESA Building on its use of satellites for responding to disasters, ESA has helped to create a service that makes flood maps available simply via the Internet. Floods can be devastating, as seen recently in Germany and central Europe. Knowing the extent of a flood and understanding how it might develop is essential for teams responding to the emergency. Traditionally, this is often worked out using ground and airborne sensors along with historical flood maps. Invariably, these...


Latest Hydrology Reference Libraries

Endorheic Basin
2013-04-18 22:40:14

An endorheic basin, from the Ancient Greek endon, meaning “within” and rhein, meaning “to flow”, is a closed drainage basin that holds onto water and does not allow outflow to other external bodies of water, such as oceans or rivers, but joins instead into lakes or swamps, seasonal or permanent, that equilibrate via evaporation. Basins such as these might also be referred to as closed or terminal basin or as internal drainage systems. Usually, water that has built up in a drainage...

Precipitation Record For Spokane WA Area First Six Months Of 2012
2012-07-01 11:32:28

January 2012: Started out dry as the area only received 1.06in of rainfall which is about .76in below normal leading to an annual deficit of .76in. February 2012: Followed in January’s footsteps as being dry again; the area got only .99in of rainfall which lead to the annual deficit becoming 1.01in. March 2012: The area received a nice welcoming 3.29in of rainfall on the month which is about 1.92in above normal and brought the annual amount back to a positive 1.08in. April 2012:...

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2009-07-06 18:07:31

A drainage divide, water divide, divide, or watershed is the line that separates neighboring drainage basins. In flat country the divide may be invisible (just a notional line on the ground either side of which water starts its journey to different waterways). While, in hilly country, the divide lies along peaks and ridges. Drainage divides are important geographical, and sometimes political boundaries. Roads and railways often follow divides to minimize slopes and marshes and rivers....

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2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...

Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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