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Better Planning Shifts Stormwater From Nuisance To Resource

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Las Vegas Flash Floods

With the ever growing population and increase in the size and scale of urban centers, a virtual ocean of concrete has been laid down. Concrete is a wonderful material and useful in so many ways but planners and engineers have been building our cities with the idea that water is nuisance that must be swept off all of those concrete surfaces as fast as possible. Little further thought has been given to how all of that run off could be used.

A Range Of Challenging Problems
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Lake Lanier after southeast drought

A growing population and a reduction in reliable water sources is going to change all of that whether we like it or not. The examples of a our fresh water sources becoming less stable are plenty. In Florida Lake Okeechobee's water levels have been at record lows at times becoming unnavigable. Atlanta GA has had major problems in the past few years with their main water source, Lake Lanier dropping to the point where local lake residents are in litigation over water... ...read full post