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Stormwater BMPs for Trout Waters

Stormwater heated by pavement and rooftop materials can affect aquatic ecosystems in streams, especially coldwater …

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Chemical Turbidity Control in Pumped Construction Site Water

This publication describes methods to reduce turbidity and suspended solids in water being pumped into …

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Mulch Options for Erosion Control on Construction Sites

This publication discusses important characteristics, application rates, costs, and appropriate use of loose mulch, erosion …

5/20/19SoilFacts

Maintaining Permeable Pavements

For permeable pavements to remain permeable, their surface level must be freely draining, making clogging …

5/20/19Urban Waterways
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Surface Outlets for Sediment Basins

Sediment basins are temporary stormwater pools that catch runoff so it can deposit some of …

5/2/19SoilFacts

Investigate Before You Invest

This factsheet explains the steps to take when buying land where a septic system is …

4/29/19SoilFacts

Poultry Manure as a Fertilizer Source

This factsheet describes the nutrient composition of poultry manure and land application techniques based on …

4/29/19SoilFacts

Swine Manure as a Fertilizer Source

This factsheet explains the three factors of proper swine manure management: the nutrient content of …

4/29/19SoilFacts