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Latest Surface runoff Stories

Hidden Dune Filters Used To Treat Coastal Stormwater Runoff
2013-03-19 10:43:38

When it rains, untreated stormwater can sweep pollutants into coastal waters, potentially endangering public health. Now researchers have developed low-cost filtration systems that are concealed beneath sand dunes and filter out most of the bacteria that can lead to beach closures.

2013-03-06 23:01:47

With winter approaching its peak and severe weather season warming up in the bullpen, the time is now to take proper preventative steps to avoid problems with erosion.

Where Did Our Winters Go?
2012-12-04 14:19:49

If you're planning to skate on a frozen lake or river this winter, ski on a snowy slope, or, when spring arrives, depend on snowmelt to refill your water supply, you may need to think twice.

2012-11-12 11:08:59

A typical landscaped yard consists of lawn area and ornamental plants. If watered properly, homeowners can see the beauty, pocket some green and save some water.

2012-11-06 11:12:50

Phosphorus (P) is both an essential nutrient in agricultural fields and a contributor to poor water quality in surface waters.

2012-10-26 12:27:04

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research confirms that the time-tested practice of amending crop soils with manure also can help restore soils on damaged post-mining landscapes.

2012-09-05 23:02:33

StormwateRx has hired Rene Gamero to serve as the company’s Manager for the Southwest Region.

2012-07-10 14:01:09

Findings have implications for brake pads, copper mines

2012-06-08 11:02:29

Scientists from the Smithsonian and colleagues have found that waterbird communities can be the "canary in the coal mine" when it comes to detecting the health of urban estuary ecosystems.


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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