Latest Surface runoff Stories
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.
Rapidly growing human populations near the ocean have massively altered coastal water ecosystems.
The global demand for fresh water will exceed the available supply by an estimated 40% within the next 20 years, according to research scheduled to be presented at a Canadian Water Network (CWN) conference this week.
Much of the Mississippi River's sediment load doesn't come from field runoff, according to work by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Instead, the scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have confirmed that stream bank collapse and failure can be chief contributors to high sediment levels in the silty streams and rivers that flow into the Mississippi.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ - In developing its new Howard Quad Complex, a $20 million, 458-bed residence hall, Virginia State University (VSU) relied on Imbrium Systems' SorbtiveFILTER technology to treat stormwater runoff from adjacent parking lots.
The Estero de Domingo Rubio wetland, located near the Marismas del Odiel Natural Area in the Huelva estuary, is regionally, nationally and internationally protected thanks to its ecological value.
Rain gardens are increasingly popular with homeowners and municipalities and are mandatory for many communities nationally.
Technology offers design teams, engineers and landscape architects full, project-specific documentation to assess roof contributions in meeting both municipal and LEED stormwater requirements Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 American Hydrotech, a recognized leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products, today announced the availability of an industry-first Hydrotech Hydrology Tool (HHT), providing architects, engineers, building owners and other...
Estimating the long-term impact of agriculture on land is tricky when you don't have much information about what a field was like before it was farmed.
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...