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Illinois uses forward thinking to deal with winter flood
Article October 06, 2016
Starting late Christmas night 2015, the St. Louis metropolitan area was battered with significant rainfall for 72 hours.   The rainfall totals during this period ranged from 6-12 in. across the region. The impacts of this precipitation were exacerbated by soil, which was already saturated by 2-4 in...
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News August 22, 2016
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News August 22, 2016
Heavy rains and historic flooding of swollen rivers and creeks closed hundreds of roads in southern Louisiana over the past week—including sections of interstate highways—leading to on-road rescues and many drivers abandoning their vehicles.   Several days after the floods began, a reported 30,000...
News January 26, 2015
In partnership with Aquatech Amsterdam, the leading international trade show for process, drinking and wastewater, Storm Water Solutions (SWS) magazine debuts the Storm Water Pavilion at the Nov. 3-6 Aquatech event, held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.   Aquatech Amsterdam draws approximately 20,000...
Article October 04, 2012
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) received a Notice of Violation (NOV) on Nov. 17, 2005, for violations to Stormwater Construction Permits (SCP), issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). After three years of negotiations, an agreement was reached...
Article October 04, 2012
It is no secret that the city of Toronto, like many mature cities, is constantly faced with replacing aging infrastructure in older neighborhoods. Since these neighborhoods were built, there have been incremental changes, such as new infill development with larger houses, wider driveways and new...
News August 19, 2011
The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in response to the decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw proposed “numeric limits” on the amount of dirt the agency will allow in storm...
Article August 06, 2008
Improvements to I-75 in southwest Florida have been planned for years. Originally slated for traditional design-bid-build, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) decided to instead utilize a design-build-finance public-private partnership approach for this project. At that time, the I-75...
Article June 05, 2008
What is the cost of traffic disruption? In the San Francisco Bay area, the cost is staggering. Highway 101 (the Bayshore Freeway) is an important north-south traffic artery connecting San Jose with Palo Alto and the San Francisco Bay area. Tens of thousands of vehicles use the Bayshore Freeway...
Article March 12, 2008
From 1990, total population growth of the Phoenix metropolitan area has been the highest of any metro area in the U.S. By 2030, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) projects population within Maricopa County will increase by about 70% to 6.1 million. The largest population and employment...
Article July 05, 2005
Surface and subsurface infrastructures are the lifeblood of our modern society. Pipes, conduits, culverts and manholes all provide the essentials that make our day-to-day life easier. As with any materials exposed to the ravages of time and the natural environment, these facilities settle, crack,...
Article July 05, 2005
Experience teaches that every big problem can be broken into smaller, manageable tasks. Within the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), considered the largest environmental restoration initiative in history, are myriad projects, each designed to bring America’s Everglades closer to its...
Article July 05, 2005
Managing storm water runoff from one of the most environmentally sensitive and largest public works projects in the region is a challenge at the Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport in the state of Washington. Developers are bringing in 6 million cu yd of fill material to create the...
Article July 05, 2005
At its inception, proponents of the Kentucky TriModal Transpark proclaimed the business park to be a new economic engine for south-central Kentucky. The planned high-tech commerce and business park would offer railway, highway and someday airport access to tenant companies. By making it easier and...
Article July 05, 2005
Porous asphalt pavements with stone recharge beds are a tool to help reduce runoff and associated pollutants from developed sites. Unlike typical paved surfaces, these pavements allow rainwater to pass through the surface to a stone recharge bed constructed using clean, single-size, crushed...
Article July 05, 2005
 
Article January 01, 2005
Preparing for disasters and recovering from them became a lifestyle for road and bridge professionals in 2004 as four hurricanes pounded Florida in six weeks. It was the state’s worst hurricane season in recorded history. A blur of 18-hour days for Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)...
Article August 16, 2004
Urban flooding is an issue faced by many cities around the country. Because of the fully developed nature of older cities, finding solutions to flooding problems is not an easy task. Many large cities have to choose between flood mitigation and acquiring houses for demolition when dealing with...
Article August 16, 2004
The Storm Water Management Academy at the University of Central Florida is home to the latest in storm water management-related techniques. Storm Water 2004 recently found out more from the academy’s director, Dr. Martin P. Wanielista, P.E. SW2004: When was the Storm Water Management Academy...
Article August 16, 2004
Economic growth has taken on new meaning because of GASB 34, which radically changes how state and local governments must report their finances. To include all existing major infrastructure assets, governments must perform condition assessments every three years. The National Cooperative Highway...
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