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CH2M-Developed Integrated Water Management Plan Promotes Sustainable Water Solutions in Metropolitan Atlanta

August 18, 2017 - in Water

ATLANTA - Developing an inclusive vision to meet future water demands, CH2M recently completed an integrated water resource management plan highlighting inter-connections between water supply and conservation, wastewater management and stormwater and…

Damage to Oroville’s Main Spillway ‘Was an Accident Waiting to Happen’

February 22, 2017 - in Corporate, News

The badly damaged main concrete spillway at Oroville Dam was pounded by massive volumes of stormwater this month, but its failures occurred well short…

Specification Section: Stormwater Products and Technology

Stormwater conditions can vary tremendously, depending on the size of the area, surrounding terrain, volume of water involved and many additional factors.…

Engineered Solutions: Tricky Feedmill Site Requires Stormwater Conveyance System

October 10, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Bart Hartsfeld and Chris M. Ross, P.E. After acquiring Durbin Farms, Mar-Jac Poultry Alabama LLC planned a major expansion to build a new $25 million feedmill in Franklin County, Ala., that would efficiently provide feed to poultry growers in the region. Unfortunately,…

CULTEC Lightweight Chambers Support Excess Ground Cover With Ease

September 26, 2016 - in Stormwater, Water

BROOKFIELD, CT – Located in Tannersville, PA, The Camelback Lodge and Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark is a themed family fun resort settled at the base of Camelback Mountain. The eight-story, modern mountain resort features 453 spacious guest suites and the Northeast’s…

Bringing Life Back to Dead Zones

August 11, 2016 - in Stormwater, Water

Dead zones — those regions that can be found in the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, and even the Gulf of Mexico — are a serious problem for U.S. waterways. These hypoxic zones, the result of excess nitrogen and phosphorus run off, can lead to algae blooms…

Schools Capture Serious Stormwater in New York

August 9, 2016 - in Stormwater, Water

The upgraded Edward Bleeker Junior High School playground does more than offer students a new outdoor area to enjoy, it captures some serious stormwater. Green infrastructure elements reduce stormwater A 0.5-ha (1.2-ac) asphalt lot at the school has been renovated…

The Village at Westfield Topanga: Strict Runoff Regulations Require Creative Solution

August 8, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

In 1964, the first enclosed shopping mall in California opened its doors. Located in Canoga Park, a neighborhood in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, Westfield Topanga is a two-level, 1.6-million-square-foot indoor shopping center. In 2015, its owners embarked…

Framework for STEPP Initiative Released

August 5, 2016 - in Stormwater, Water

In July, the National Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) initiative crossed a milestone with the release of a document that provides recommendations on potential program design components. The document, Framework for a National…

Cardno-Designed Stormwater Structure Withstands Wild Weather

July 18, 2016 - in Corporate, Stormwater

When a heavy storm struck Sydney on the first weekend in June, huge waves and king tides resulted in erosion of the beach and damage to properties at Collaroy. During this event, a stormwater pipe designed by Cardno escaped damage, one of the few structures…