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Proposed Waters of U.S. Rule and Implications for Site Planning and Stormwater Management

On April 3, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) submitted a proposed rulemaking for final interagency review to revise the definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) in the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA). 1,140 more words

Environmental

Flood Control Levees May help California's Drought

Originally Posted at news.UCDavis.edu

April 9, 2015

Strange as it sounds, flood control can be part of the solution to managing California’s droughts. University of California scientists have shown that making more room for floodwaters can improve the state’s groundwater supplies and fisheries. 424 more words

California

Former Fort Worth Flood Problem Areas No Longer An Issue

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FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) – From her front door on Riverway Trail, Teresa Cushman used to film the street whenever heavy rain would fall. 357 more words

News

Md. House Votes 138-1 to End State-Mandated Stormwater Fees

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — State-mandated stormwater fees would end under a bill that cleared the Maryland House of Delegates.

The House voted 138-1 to the bill Monday night. 115 more words

Local

Is stormwater just an urban problem? Part 1 of the Vermont Green Infrastructure Initiative’s guide to stormwater misconceptions.

There are misconceptions related to stormwater and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) that we will address in a series of blog postings.  This first part addresses stormwater as a larger concern than what falls under environmental protection regulations.  530 more words

Science

NY Appellate Court Upholds ZBA's Granting of Area Variances and Finds Plaintiff Lacked Standing

Respondents Steven Kitchen and Jennifer Kitchen owned real property near Lake George in the Town of Queensbury. To facilitate the construction of a residence on the property, the Kitchens applied to Town  Zoning Board of Appeals for area variances requesting relief from requirements of the Code regarding removal of vegetation and setback requirements for stormwater infiltration devices, and the ZBA granted the Kitchens’ variance requests.   273 more words

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2015 Colorado legislation: Water basins could have costly legal ramifications for El Paso County -- @csgazette

From The Colorado Springs Gazette (Ryan Maye Handy):

More than two dozen El Paso County water basins that hold back flood debris and ensure local water quality are caught up in an unforeseen battle over water rights, putting the basins at the mercy of state lawmakers.

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