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3/19/2019

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3/19/2019

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3/19/2019

California's dirt-and-rock West Fontana Channel, which has been around since the 1970s, is finally being upgraded for better flood control. The work includes concrete lining and a bioswale to handle 41,000 gallons of water per second.

3/19/2019

Pennsylvania's Clay Township plans to use a nearly $90,000 state grant to improve water quality. The process will begin with visits to every township farm to get a better idea of the best practices for controlling stormwater runoff.

3/19/2019

It has been widely believed that major geological forces are needed to create waterfalls. But a lab-scale demonstration suggests that waterfalls may form on their own.

3/19/2019

Two land conservation groups in Oregon are teaming up to protect the only salt marsh slated for development on Oregon's Nehalem Bay. The North Coast Land Conservancy acquired Botts Marsh on behalf of the Lower Nehalem Community Trust, giving the trust time to complete its due diligence before buying the land itself.

3/19/2019

St. Lucie County, Fla., is looking for new sources to fund a $14.8 million project to address beach erosion now that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's once-promised $9.5 million is off the table. Much of the damage was inflicted by Hurricane Irma in 2017, but before the hurricane hit, the beaches needed a $22.8 million renourishment project.

3/19/2019

A new study found that in addition to rising sea levels being a threat to mangrove forests, wetlands and other estuarine habitats, the construction of upstream hydroelectric dams threatens those areas as well. The dams tend to block the flow of sediment and fresh water to coastal ecosystems.

3/19/2019

Officials in Richland County, Ohio, have agreed to begin the process of developing a stormwater utility program to be funded by a special property tax bill assessment in the county's four largest townships. The funding would be applied to the second phase of the county's MS4 compliance project, covering communities with fewer than 100,000 residents.

3/19/2019

New legislation in Nova Scotia would provide consistent rules along the province's coast for what can and cannot be constructed. The rules are designed to help protect salt marshes and dunes from future sea level rises.