Tag Archives: Stormwater 101

What’s the Problem with Groundhogs in Stormwater Facilities?

The purpose of stormwater ponds is to collect polluted stormwater that would otherwise flow into a natural body of water during an event of precipitation.  In order to do this correctly, there needs to be a stable embankment, or dam, … Continue reading

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Trees for Hydraulic Engineers

As engineers, we found this video to be quite fascinating. It dissects and answers an interesting question: How do trees transfer straight up – sometimes as much as 300 vertical feet? Found on the Blue Water Baltimore Facebook page.  While … Continue reading

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Stormwater 101: Detention and Retention Basins

A common conventional method for managing stormwater is a stormwater basin.  Basins are meant to collect stormwater and slowly release it at a controlled rate so that downstream areas are not flooded or eroded.   While effective for flood control, these … Continue reading

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