Stormwater BMPs

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Stormwater Management in HOAs and Community Associations

May 17th, 2018

AS SEEN IN WMCCAI May 2018 issue of Quorum Magazine: Written by Industry Expert Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist  For Community Managers, adding a new property to the portfolio can be both exciting and stressful. Ideally, the community will have an experienced Board that gets along well and supports a common agenda. The developer or the […]

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SOLitude’s 6-Step Guide for Proper Stormwater Pond Management

April 17th, 2018

Written by Industry Expert Kyle Finerfrock, Environmental Scientist You may not realize it, but if you live in a heavily-populated area, most waterbodies you see are man-made. While they often provide aesthetic beauty and serve as a small habitat for birds and fish, they are primarily designed to collect stormwater and capture pollutants during rain […]

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Dredging Alternative: Hydro-raking to Increase Stormwater Pond Depth

July 31st, 2017

Written by Industry Expert Emily Walsh, Environmental Scientist As communities continue to expand and infrastructure is heightened, stormwater management is becoming a crucial element in neighborhood planning. Oftentimes, community developers incorporate stormwater retention ponds into their plans to help control runoff during significant rain events. Retention or stormwater ponds look similar to natural ponds, except […]

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Stormwater Management: Key Points to Passing an Inspection

July 10th, 2017

Written by Industry Expert Trent Nelson, Aquatic Specialist Stormwater management facilities are man-made structures that help reduce flooding, slow down water flow and clean pollutants from water. It is important to ensure that your stormwater management facilities are functioning properly, especially when it rains. Stormwater inspections can vary depending on the state and even municipality […]

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Pond Management: Keys to Prevention and Early Detection

June 21st, 2016

Written by Industry Expert, J. Wesley Allen, Environmental Scientist and Territory Leader The comparison I use most often when trying to explain routine lake or pond maintenance and management to people that are unfamiliar is performing maintenance on your car. Your car needs oil changes, tire rotations, and other routine maintenance activities in order to operate […]

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Taking it Back to the Basics: Stormwater Management Pond Parts

April 22nd, 2016

AS SEEN IN Land and Water Magazine, March/April 2016: Written by Industry Expert, J. Wesley Allen, Environmental Scientist & Territory Leader Experienced water quality management professionals spend years meeting with hundreds of individuals, homeowner’s associations, commercial facilities and property managers. The largest challenge to overcome is educating the waterbody owner or manager. Stormwater management rules […]

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Winter Safety Tips From a Pond Management Expert

February 12th, 2016

Written by Industry Expert, Gavin Ferris, Ecologist  My cousins, brother, and I watched the old Farmall tractor putter out onto the ice. When it stopped at the center of the farm pond, my uncle climbed down from the seat, walked around, and jumped up and down in a few places. He then struck the ice several […]

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Stormwater Management Facility Parts

August 25th, 2015

Topics: Stormwater BMPs

Written by Industry Expert, J. Wesley Allen, Environmental Scientist Stormwater management rules and regulations were formalized in the 1990’s, developing from the Clean Water Act. While a lot of things have changed and continue to change in stormwater management, being informed on what your stormwater pond is designed to do and what its design elements, […]

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Stormwater Pond Restoration

August 11th, 2015

AS SEEN IN Quorumtm, a publication of Washington Metropolitan Chapter, Community Associations Institute: Written by Industry Expert Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist, SOLitude Lake Management Like all physical features of our communities, stormwater management facilities require ongoing maintenance to preserve their structural, functional, and aesthetic integrity. These features are designed to mitigate flooding hazards, as well […]

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Lake and Stormwater Management Trends

May 26th, 2015

Topics: Stormwater BMPs

AS SEEN IN Quorum, Washington Metropolitan Chapter, Community Associations Institute: Written by Industry Expert Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist, SOLitude Lake Management As our urban and suburban landscapes become more densely populated, it is inevitable that the amount of impervious drainage area is increasing, thus contributing to increase flow rates and larger volumes of stormwater runoff. As […]

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