Latest Surface runoff Stories

2008-11-19 16:04:03

A group of scientists investigate innovative ways to manage urban stormwater runoff in the November-December issue of Journal of Environmental Quality.

2008-10-10 03:00:15

The last thing anyone wants shoved in his mailbox during these tight economic times is another utility bill from the government.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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