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  • Mission Creek: Flood Risk Reduction and  Streambank Restoration

    Mission Creek: Flood Risk Reduction and Streambank Restoration

    On June 19th, 2012, the residents of Duluth, Minnesota experienced a storm event for the record books. Over the course of 24 hours, approximately 9 inches of rain pummeled the landscape, causing massive floods and landslides throughout the city. As ...

  • The Winter of 2013-2014: What Happened to Global Warming?

    The Winter of 2013-2014: What Happened to Global Warming?

    Those of you who live in the U.S. Northeast, Midwest, and especially the Great Lakes region, endured a long and harsh winter this past year. You probably heard this phrase many times in recent months: "What happened to global warming?" It’s ...

    John Lenters;Todd Redder;Joseph V. DePinto;Laura Weintraub

  • Climate Trends and Challenges of the Energy-Water Nexus

    Climate Trends and Challenges of the Energy-Water Nexus

    Most power generation facilities rely on a significant quantity of water, primarily for cooling. The most recent USGS water use survey (2005) reports that thermoelectric power accounts for approximately 41% of total freshwater withdrawals in the ...

    John Lenters;Todd Redder;Joseph V. DePinto;Laura Weintraub

  • Understanding and Managing the Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Ecosystems

    Understanding and Managing the Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Ecosystems

    There is mounting evidence that climate-changeinduced extreme events are expected to adversely affect the aquatic ecosystems and ecosystem services that they provide. To address this need to understand how climate, aquatic ecological, and social ...

    John Lenters;Todd Redder;Joseph V. DePinto;Laura Weintraub

  • Managing Great Lakes Water Levels Adaptively in Response to Changing Climate Conditions

    Managing Great Lakes Water Levels Adaptively in Response to Changing Climate Conditions

    The Laurentian Great Lakes contain an abundance of fresh water, collectively representing approximately 20% of the fresh surface water available globally. Despite the enormity of this resource, water levels and flows in the Great Lakes are subject ...

    John Lenters;Todd Redder;Joseph V. DePinto;Laura Weintraub

  • Water footprint assessments for Jain irrigation systems case study

    Water footprint assessments for Jain irrigation systems case study

    Water footprint assessments were conducted for dehydrated onions and micro-irrigation systems (MIS), produced by Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. in Maharashtra, India. A key objective was to understand the differences in the water footprints between ...

  • Quantifying benefits of water restoration projects case study

    Quantifying benefits of water restoration projects case study

    The Coca-Cola Company is committed to balancing the water used in its finished products by participating in locally relevant projects that support communities and nature. LimnoTech, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), is supporting ...

  • Going Green in D.C. Case Study

    Going Green in D.C. Case Study

    Green infrastructure practices serve as decentralized alternatives to traditional wet weather controls in urban areas where land is limited and sewer infrastructure is often stressed to capacity. Green infrastructure attempts to restore natural ...

  • Chicago waterway habitat case study

    Chicago waterway habitat case study

    Habitat study determines limiting factors to fish The Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) is a network of 78 miles of rivers and deep-draft canals in and around the City of Chicago. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago ...

  • Watershed characterization and planning to help District meet consent decree case study

    Watershed characterization and planning to help District meet consent decree case study

    Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky has signed the nation’s first wet weather consent decree based on the principles of adaptive watershed management. LimnoTech is working with the District, its gray and green infrastructure ...

  • Water quality at Blue Plains improved case study

    Water quality at Blue Plains improved case study

    The Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington D.C. is the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world. The District of Columbia’s Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) operates the plant. LimnoTech’s expertise in sewer ...

  • TMDL support activities for the Anacostia river case study

    TMDL support activities for the Anacostia river case study

    States and EPA are required to establish Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for waterways that fail to support their designated uses (e.g., swimming, recreation, aesthetic enjoyment, etc.) under the Clean Water Act. These TMDLs typically establish ...