Latest Surface runoff Stories
By O'Riordan, Timothy Agriculture is beginning to be counted in the sustainability stakes. Agricultural runoff poses one of the most significant threats to physical and chemical water quality in the United Kingdom, according to the U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
By Alex Breitler, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 2--STOCKTON -- Two Delta groups with normally opposite interests said Tuesday they intend to sue the city of Stockton and San Joaquin County for pollution coming from stormwater runoff and sewage.
By Deb Gruver, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 1--To help curb flooding, the city and county plan to collaborate on design standards for storm sewers, ditches and ponds that handle stormwater runoff.
By E.B. FURGURSON III firstname.lastname@example.org The South River's health looked much better than last year, according to the fourth annual South River Snapshot taken by volunteers. The likely difference? Rain and runoff.
By Hugh Lessig, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jun. 17--RICHMOND -- A new state report adds about 1,100 miles of rivers and streams to the list of polluted Virginia waters from two years ago, prompting a Chesapeake Bay watchdog group to call for stepped-up protection.
By KATHIE DURBIN WOODLAND - Clark County and the Washington Department of Ecology are headed for a high-stakes showdown over new stormwater rules, and the 2009 Legislature may be called on to referee.
By Rusty Dennen, The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va. Jun. 14--Four of the nation's largest home builders agreed to pay $4.3 million to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act, including some in the Fredericksburg area. The complaints, filed in U.S.
Princeton researchers have invented a method for turning simple data about rainfall and river networks into accurate assessments of fish biodiversity, allowing better prediction of the effects of climate change and the ecological impact of man-made structures like dams.
A USDA study suggests that planting herbicide-tolerant crop varieties and using contact herbicides can reduce herbicide loss and concentrations in runoff.
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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,...
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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