LimnoTech’s Chelsie Boles has authored an article titled “Tile Drainage Simulation in SWAT2012: Parameterization and Evaluation in an Indiana Watershed” in the journal Transactions of the ASABE (published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers). The article reviews and tests the newest method available for simulating subsurface tile drains in the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model. This article was authored in cooperation with Dr. Jane Frankenberger of Purdue University. pdf
New EPA system developed to share continuous ‘real-time’ monitoring data
The maturation and expansion of water quality monitoring technology has led to a substantial amount of continuous or “real-time” water resource data that managers must now contend with when assessing and restoring state waters. These data are incredibly useful — but are owned by various agencies, stored in different formats, and not easily accessible or acquired. The Interoperable Watersheds Network (IWN), developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water, Water Data Integrati...
Fountain Lake CDF Groundbreaking Ceremony
“This is a historic day for the Shell Rock River Watershed District and our community. Years of planning, designing and engineering have gone into the construction of the CDF and this marks the first visible sign of the Fountain Lake Restoration Project,” said Brett Behnke, Administrator for the Watershed District. A CDF is a dewatering site in the dredging process. When dredging takes place, there will be a mixture of water and sediment pumped to the disposal facility and the CDF will be used to...
Where Does it Go? New Method Evaluates Fate of Methane Released into Streams
A new method for determining stream methane emissions at the watershed scale has been developed by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, University of Utah, North Carolina State University and Ohio State University. Methane has a global greenhouse gas warming potential of up to 28 – 36 times that of carbon dioxide, and can be discharged into streams either naturally or as a consequence of gas development. Methane emissions from rivers and streams have recently been recognized as an important component...
Innovyze Releases SWMMLive and ICMLive Generation V7.0, Powering Real-Time Stormwater, Wastewater and Watershed Modeling
leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide release of the V7.0 Generation of its SWMMLive and ICMLive for real-time operational forecasting, modeling and management of urban drainage systems. The latest release sets the scene for the next quantum leaps in smart water modeling, giving wastewater utilities an unsurpassed tool for operating and managing their collection systems, identifying flood-vulnerable assets and formulating...
CORRECTED: DOE Issues 85th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report
The 85th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report features Administration changes in environmental policy to better account for climate change and improve watershed- and landscape-scale planning.