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
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 thewatershedscale 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 Reportfeatures Administration changes in environmental policy to better account for climate change and improve watershed- and landscape-scale planning.
The Gills Creek Watershed Association of Columbia, SC awarded $30,000 Environmental Justice Small Grant
An Environmental Justice Small Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been awarded to the Gills Creek Watershed Association. for their project titled: Exposure to mercury through subsistence fishing: Assessment and outreach in underserved communities in Gills Creek Watershed, SC. The Gills Creek Watershed Association is one of 40 non-profit and tribal organizations selected for award of nearly $1.2 million in competitive grants for work to address environmental justice (EJ) issues nationwide....