Latest Surface runoff Stories
As a crippling drought grips much of the Southern and Southwestern United States, the population continues to grow and water resources become scarcer.
Retenu, now available from StormwateRx, is a new stormwater roughing filtration system that is ideal for heavy industrial sites where sediment is prevalent in stormwater runoff.
The number of US beach closings and health advisories reached 24,091 in 2010, the second-highest level in 21 years.
ATLANTA, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Geosyntec Consultants (Geosyntec) announced today it received funding for the design, installation, measurement, and analysis of two projects incorporating actively controlled, distributed green infrastructure ("high-performance green infrastructure") approaches for urban stormwater control under a New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green Infrastructure Grant Program.
A new study from biology researchers at Baylor University and the University of Maryland-Baltimore has found that there are consistent and widespread declines in stream biodiversity at lower levels of urban development more damaging than what was previously believed.
Biologically diverse streams are better at cleaning up pollutants than less rich waterways, and a University of Michigan ecologist says he has uncovered the long-sought mechanism that explains why this is so.
Field tests by University of Missouri scientists have backed up laboratory research indicating that buffer strips of grass and other plants can reduce the amount of herbicide and veterinary antibiotics in surface runoff from farm plots.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are helping meet the water demands of a riparian desert region that is home to a national conservation area and a thriving military base.
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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