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Rain on the Parade: Drought Endures in Southern California

California’s unexpected winter storms replenished the Sierra snowpack and filled reservoirs, allowing more than 40% of the State to emerge from one of the worst droughts in its recorded history. While this news should be cause for celebration, recent data … Continue reading

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The Year of La Niña: Preparing for This Stormwater Season

The latest National Weather Service forecast predicts wide variation in temperature and precipitation across the U.S. this winter. Thanks, in part, to La Niña, the Southern part of the country is expected to experience above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation, while … Continue reading

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Next TEAM Event: Navigating New Waters

The substantial rain event California experienced this past month certainly caught many of us off guard. While the rain was greatly needed and appreciated, it served as a reminder that rain events are sparse and rather unpredictable. Now that the … Continue reading

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StormWatch: The New IGP is Effective July 1st

Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), the new Industrial General Permit (IGP) for storm water discharges associated with industrial activities will become effective July 1, 2015. Among other significant changes, the new IGP redefines a Qualified Storm Event … Continue reading

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Babcock Edu: Seminars on Regulatory Updates and Technical Training Programs

Last month, on January 29, over 65 people attended Babcock Labs’ TEAM Event to hear industry experts Kathleen Harrison of Geosyntec and Matthew Lentz of GSI Environmental discuss the new Industrial General Permit (IGP) pertaining to stormwater discharge. The event’s … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Keeping You Up-To-Date

It has been quite a year, filled with industry developments, technological advancements, regulatory updates, and new environmental challenges. Here are a few of the notable highlights of 2014. Two-thousand and fourteen began with Governor Brown declaring a drought state of … Continue reading

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The Final Draft Industrial General Permit: It’s No Joke!

While the State Water Board’s meeting regarding adoption of the Final Draft Industrial General Permit falls on April Fool’s Day this year, the draft features some serious changes that will affect the stormwater discharge practices of many industrial businesses. Although … Continue reading

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