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2008-10-04 00:00:13

The Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft for the 2008-09 Annual Operating Plan for the Missouri River. Bismarck will host one of six scheduled public meetings in October. That meeting is set at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Ramkota. The plan presents information on the anticipated regulation of the Missouri River main stem reservoir system for 2009 and the remainder of 2008. Comments, both oral and written, will be accepted by corps until Nov. 21. The draft plan proposes two "spring...

2008-10-03 15:00:14

WARREN - The annual dinner and meeting of the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, at the North Nobleboro Community Hall on Upper East Pond Road. Dinner is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by brief reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency and a presentation of the district's annual awards, which will include the 2008 Outstanding Cooperator of the Year and the 2008...

2008-09-29 06:00:20

By William M. Welch Along with wild salmon and steelhead trout, the Pacific Northwest soon may have another endangered species: the driveway carwash. Washing your car or boat in the driveway or street is a residential ritual as American as backyard barbecues. But the state of Washington is telling its local governments they must prohibit home car washing unless residents divert the wash water away from storm drains, where they say it causes water pollution. "I understand this is...

2008-09-26 18:00:29

By KEN MIDKIFF Nyah, nyah, nyah. Told you so, told you so. OK, that's somewhat childish. But that was my first reaction when I learned that Philips Lake (or Bristol Lake, or whatever it is called these days) was recommended for placement on the state's "impaired waterbody" - or 303(d) - list. This documents that Philips Lake is officially "waters of the state" and "waters of the United States." It is not a farm pond, where all of the waters are contained within one property. Rather the...

2008-09-18 03:00:12

By Anonymous A typical 1,000-head beef feedlot produces up to 254 metric tons (280 tons) of manure in just one week. That's a lot of manure-and for hundreds of U.S. cattle feedlots, disposal is an important management issue. Fortunately, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in the Environmental Management Research Unit at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) at Clay Center, Neb., have developed and tested a new method of runoff control. In the United States, feedlot...

2008-09-03 18:00:16

By SEAN PATRICK NORRIS Staff Writer EDITOR'S NOTE: The Maryland Gazette spent months probing the reasons behind decades of chronic pollution in Furnace, Marley and Rock creeks. In today's conclusion of two-part story, we explore the possibility of a cure. --- The grim truth about local creeks closed by dangerously high levels of bacteria is that there is no easy solution. Decades of pollution in Furnace, Marley and Rock creeks have many sources, failing septic tanks, stormwater...

2008-08-30 09:00:36

Two workshops on how Lancaster City residents can capture and use rain water will be held in upcoming weeks. The rain barrel workshops will be held Saturdays, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11, at the Environmental Center in Lancaster County Central Park. The cost is $50 and includes a 60-gallon rain barrel. The workshops are sponsored by LIVE Green in conjunction with the Lancaster County Conservation District. To reserve a spot, contact Fritz Schroeder at fritz@livelancaster.org or 669-5990. Using...

2008-08-27 18:00:30

By SARA SEMELKA The Boone County Commission this month established a budget for a three-year project funded by a Department of Natural Resources grant to study the Hinkson Creek watershed and determine best-management practices for landowners in the environmentally sensitive area. The $501,483 grant includes a $200,599 in-kind match from the county. The funds will be used in part to hire a full-time temporary staff member who will oversee project activities that include public education...

2008-08-27 15:00:43

AUGUSTA - Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed was recently awarded a $12,330 education grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The group will use the money for a program to educate fourth- to sixth-graders in the Cobbossee Watershed in the Winthrop-Monmouth area on watershed issues. The focus of the program will be runoff, or nonpoint source pollution, caused mainly be eroding soils, and the threat of invasive aquatic plants to the ecological and economic stability of the...

2008-08-12 15:01:12

IPEX is pleased to announce the launch of the next generation in BMP Stormwater treatment technology: the EnviroStream Stormwater Treatment System. Vital to life, water is our most precious natural resource and in many North American municipalities, stormwater flows untreated into our lakes and rivers. This stormwater runoff carries trash, oil and harmful pollutants, destroying fragile ecosystems and polluting the very water we drink. Considered a Best Management Practice, EnviroStream...


Latest Surface runoff Reference Libraries

Erosion
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,...

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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...

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