Category Archives: Other Interesting Stuff

Whatever else strikes our fancy

Rockslide!

From the “Other Interesting Stuff” category, a pretty amazing display of a slope failure in Tennessee. Advertisements

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Baltimore Waterkeeper Trash Bash

The Annual Baltimore Waterkeeper Trash bash is this Saturday at Nick’s Cafe in Baltimore.  Last year it was a blast and they are cranking it up this year even more.  Should be quite the party!  Come join us! More info … Continue reading

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The Value of Geotechnical Engineering

Unbelievable accident in Shanghai illustrates the value of having a geotech on the design and construction team. Link to full story with more photos: Entire New 13-Story Building Tips Over Shanghai.

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Washington DC Vac Photo

Our vac crew got a little artsy in DC yesterday…

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Water in the Southwest

After visiting the Scottsdale area recently, we were struck by the incredible development and population in an area that has very little water.  Irrigated golf courses everywhere?  Really?  While we’re sure it has been considered a marvel of engineering and … Continue reading

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Plastic shopping bags suck… why not ban them?

When we maintain stormwater management systems one of the most common things we find are plastic shopping bags.  The amount of bags that are in stormwater systems, and therefore streams and the natural environment is amazing. Our friends at the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, TVA. Looks like 2009 is going to be a doooozeee for y’all.

We suspect it is only the beginning to the outrage taking place…

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2008 dam failure debacle continues. TVA showing their true colors – the opposite of green.

The dam failure of 2008 is evolving into an environmental debacle.  TVA seems to be showing its true colors – which appear to be the opposite of green.  We have to wonder where the EPA is as TVA permits continuing … Continue reading

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Maintenance of Stormwater BMPs | stormh2o.com

Stormwater Mag has a new article on SWM Maintenance.  Maintenance of Stormwater BMPs | stormh2o.com.    Much to be said on this topic….  It is amazing that millions (billions???) of dollars of infrastructure goes in the ground and a small portion … Continue reading

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Coolest Soil Erosion in NoVa

Our Stormwater Maintenance inspection crew happened upon this slope erosion in a stormwater management retention facility in Northern Virginia last month: Nothing spectacular….  just another gully…  with some neat autumn foliage…. Until the zoom into the material that was eroding.  … Continue reading

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