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By Terri L. Turner, AICP, CFM The 18-county Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) which includes both the community where I live in South Carolina and the community where I work in Georgia suffered an ice storm of historical proportions in … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM When I was 22 years old, I learned first-hand about the impacts of intense grazing in riparian-wetland areas. I was a wildlife biology intern with the U.S. Forest Service in Creede, Colorado in … Continue reading

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“…ten thousand river commissions, with the mines of the world at their back, cannot tame that lawless stream, cannot curb it or define it, cannot say to it ‘Go here,’ or ‘Go there,’ and make it obey; cannot save a … Continue reading

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At the end of March the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a draft report on the quality of our nation’s rivers and streams.  The study found that 55% of the country’s rivers and streams do not support a healthy population … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy is front and center in the news this week and it should be.  The storm of legendary proportions has left a trail of destruction across more than a dozen states. The coastal communities of New Jersey and New … Continue reading

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A public comment period is an opportunity for people to weigh in and provide ideas about what is right or wrong about a proposal—whether it is a project, a rule or guidance.   At the end of April, the Obama Administration … Continue reading

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     “Don’t panic and carry a towel”                 Douglas Adams, A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy In February of 1998 the Clinton Administration announced that it would implement a Clean Water Action Plan  http://www.epa.gov/history/topics/cwa/03.htm The plan encompassed: New Pollution Challenges. … Continue reading

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There is one question that I have been asked several times a year every year beginning in 2001.  It is– “How many states have passed legislation to protect wetlands no longer protected under the Clean Water Act following SWANCC?” This … Continue reading

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It’s easy to identify the boundaries of lakes and major rivers, but other waters including some kinds of wetlands and small streams can be more difficult.  Wetlands are identified by looking for signs of water (hydrology), water adapted plants and … Continue reading

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