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I just finished reading an interesting article over at stormh2o.com, which covers two projects that are dedicated to the improvement of stormwater quality in Los Angeles County. The first project uses the area below a recreational park to collect and infiltrate water, which maintains water quality while recharging the local groundwater: At the northern, upstream [...]

29 Sep, 2008

LID – Low-Impact Development

Posted by: Skylar In: Stormwater

Low-impact development is an approach to stormwater management where the watershed under post-development conditions is made as close as possible to the pre-development properties.  This requires the stormwater design to include various methods that manage stormwater quantity and quality in a natural manner.  In their article “Understanding LID”, stormh2o.com talks about the common errors in [...]

18 Sep, 2008

Video: Culvert collapses

Posted by: Skylar In: general|pavement|Stormwater

This is an interesting video for all us civil engineers out there. Watch as this road collapses after some regional flooding in Freeport, Maine. [Freeport Road Collapse] – via civil3d.com

09 Sep, 2008

New vba script: Autocad2EPA-SWMM

Posted by: Skylar In: Stormwater

Though I haven’t seen EPA-SWMM used extensively up here in Ontario, I was required to learn a bit of the program during my undergraduate studies. The first thing I noticed was how tedious it was to have to draw all the subcatchments freehand, and then to enter all the areas, widths, slopes, etc manually. All [...]


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