Latest Surface runoff Stories

2009-10-22 14:55:52

Tel Aviv University's "Earth Binoculars" see our planet through an astral lens.

2009-09-21 12:30:00

MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Malibu today launched the construction of its much anticipated Legacy Park Project, the centerpiece of the City's more than $50 million commitment to clean water.

2009-09-18 18:59:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday marks the state's 25th annual Coastal Cleanup Day and Californians will be flocking to the coast to help remove garbage that is strewn along beaches from the North Coast to San Diego.

2009-09-06 07:34:42

Advanced matted-row system proves most environmentally sustainable.

2009-08-13 14:47:30

Grassed waterways are placed in agricultural fields where runoff water tends to concentrate because they can substantially reduce soil erosion. Mapping techniques that help identify where erosion channels will likely form could help farmers and conservation professionals do a better job of designing and locating grassed waterways in agricultural fields.

2009-08-11 12:29:00

MALIBU, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Following through with their commitment to improve water quality, Malibu City Councilmembers voted unanimously on Monday to award a $6.3 million construction contract to LH Engineering Co., Inc.

2009-07-31 10:16:22

Pesticides from homes and farms contribute significantly to the deterioration of the Chesapeake Bay, U.S.

2009-07-30 15:57:00

FRESNO, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White announced today that 15 organizations in California will receive funding from a new program under the 2008 Farm Bill that will help improve water quality and quantity.

Latest Surface runoff Reference Libraries

2013-04-01 12:48:39

Erosion is the process by which rock and soil are taken from the surface of the Earth by exogenetic processes like wind or the flow of water, and then transported and deposited in another location. While erosion is a natural process, human activities have increased by 10 to 40 times the rate at which erosion is happening globally. Excessive erosion results in problems such as desertification, decreases in agricultural productivity because of land degradation, sedimentation of waterways,...

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...

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Word of the Day
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.