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Roanoke Stormwater part of Earth Summit 2015

Thanks to Cristina Siegel and all the folks at Clean Valley Council for allowing Roanoke Stormwater to be part of today’s Earth Summit. There is nothing better than talking Stormwater on a rainy day like today with the students that will be Stormwater leaders of tomorrow!

Don’t Rake, MulchMow Your Leaves!

Be Part of the Solution, not the Pollution – MulchMowing Leaves feeds your soil instead of clogging Stormdrains. Virtually any mower with a mulching blade can become a food processor for your lawn. 2015-10-31 14.03.162015-10-31 14.59.032015-10-31 16.13.55

DEQ lifts Drought watch for Roanoke River

DEQ lifts Drought watch for Roanoke River basin that was issued in September 2015

November 3, 2015
Contact: Bill Hayden
(804) 698-4447

RICHMOND, VA. — The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has lifted the “drought watch” advisory for the Roanoke River basin that was issued in September 2015.

The affected localities and public water suppliers include Patrick, Franklin, Roanoke, Henry, Bedford, Pittsylvania, Campbell, Halifax, Charlotte and Mecklenburg counties and the cities of Danville, Martinsville, Roanoke and Salem in the Roanoke River basin.

According to the Virginia Drought Monitoring Task Force, which represents state and federal agencies, the primary factors contributing to the lifting of the drought watch advisory are:

— Precipitation deficits for 2015 have been eliminated across nearly all of the Roanoke River basin by above-normal rainfall during the last 60 days.

— Stream flows and groundwater levels have returned to normal or above-normal levels.

— The National Weather Service has predicted a significant chance for above-normal precipitation during the next month.

Love this shot of Back Creek by Jimmy Forney

Back Creek is one of the 13 local surface waters that has a portion of it’s watershed within the City limits. All 13 ultimately flow into the Roanoke River and down to Albemarle Sound in North Carolina.

A Moving Water Story

Thanks to Anne Sampson for the Stormwater related article “A Moving Water Story” published on page 29 of this month’s Valley Business Front Magazine!

Check out the new 3 minute Roanoke Region promo video

Check out the new 3 minute Roanoke Region promo video – We love calling Roanoke home!

Ancient Roman Stormdrain System Still Functional in Ostia Antica.

Archaeological studies have revealed use of rather sophisticated stormwater runoff systems in ancient cultures. For example, in Minoan Crete approximately 4000 years before present, cities such as Phaistos were designed to have storm drains and channels to collect precipitation runoff. At Cretan Knossos storm drains include stone lined structures large enough for a person to crawl through.[12] Other examples of early civilizations with elements of stormwater drain systems include early people of Mainland Orkney such as Gurness and the Brough of Birsay in Scotland.


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