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Nov. 13, 2018

Understanding conservation practices: blind inlets

A blind inlet filters water through layers of soil and rock before it enters the tile system, reducing the amount of nutrients, pesticides and sediment that can affect water quality. Studies conducted in northeast Indiana show blind inlets decrease sediment loads in the water moving through by 79 percent compared to a traditional tile rise.

Schuylkill River Greenways contributes $378K for water quality projects

The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area distributed grants totaling $378,671 to nine projects that will improve water quality in the Schuylkill River, within the Delaware River Basin. The projects will focus on stormwater runoff, abandoned mine drainage and agricultural pollution, as well as increasing riparian buffers along the creek.

A slice of drainage history now available online

Recounts of drainage-related research from the archives of Ohio State University are now available online. Anyone can read about the research conducted at the university to develop the American version of corrugated plastic drain tubing and to develop a laser-beam, or laserplane depth and grade-controlled drain plow for the drain tubing’s rapid and accurate installation.
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Digging into drones

Over the past several years since drones have landed in the industry, the general verdict amongst contractors is drones aren’t worth the time, money, or the learning curve that’s required to use them. But as the technology and data evolves, so do the opportunities for drainage. Contractors can still benefit from the technology without buying a drone for themselves. » Read more...

Ohio LICA Convention

Jan. 3-4, 2019
Location: Dublin, OH
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New York LICA Convention

Jan. 6-8, 2019
Location: Syracuse, NY
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South Dakota LICA Convention

Jan. 9-11, 2019
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
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Illinois LICA Convention

Jan. 9-12, 2019
Location: East Peoria, IL
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