Tag Archives: Sedimentation

June 7th 2017

Illinois Town Replants Trees Following Invasive Beetle Infestation

In 2006, the village of Wilmette discovered an infestation of emerald ash borers, an invasive beetle whose larvae consume and kill ash trees. For a community that takes pride in its status as a Tree City USA, and in which … Continue reading

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March 22nd 2016

Minnesota River Restored

The Knife River is one of the premier cold-water fisheries in Minnesota. Unfortunately, changes to the Knife River watershed have drastically altered its natural hydrology. Extensive logging in the early 20th Century removed many of the area’s coniferous trees, which … Continue reading

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March 15th 2016

Community Action Restores Duluth Streams

Duluth, Minn., has many streams and rivers that provide habitat for fish and wildlife species and eventually flow into Lake Superior. Unfortunately, shoreline development and the degradation of river banks are threatening these aquatic habitats. As riparian buffers have disappeared, … Continue reading

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July 9th 2015

Little Traverse Bay Water Sees Reduction in Stormwater Impacts

Sediment and nutrients are picked up by stormwater and washed into Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. Sedimentation inundates aquatic wildlife habitats and reduces the ecosystem’s productivity by blocking out sunlight, while excessive nutrient levels promote bacterial growth and can result in … Continue reading

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August 21st 2014

Indiana Stormwater Basin Naturalized for Improved Water Quality and Wildlife Habitat

The City of Valparaiso, Ind. constructed a detention basin to collect and redirect stormwater from over 330 acres, most of which are highly developed or residential. Heavy rains wash the pesticides, fertilizer, sediment, and other pollutants used on these lands … Continue reading

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