Today was really exciting at Lucas Creek.  We built probably the first rock vane in New Zealand, maybe the southern hemisphere!  Those of you who have accessed the NCHRP Report 544 or the ESenSS manuals (www.esenss.com) know that "REDIRECTIVE" techniques (Rock Vanes, Bendway Weirs,...

Well here is the "living wall" built on a rock toe.  The purpose for this structure is to protect a tree we need to save while maintaining a long, rather deep pool.  As mentioned before, one of the ways Lucas Creek has historically dissipated...

G'day M8s! Got a lot done on Thursday and Friday!  This job requires major earth moving (DIRT Moving) and we got major resources allocated.  There was a bit of reluctance to put lots of "diggers" (excavators) and dumps trucks on until there was a...

What is this Lucas Creek Project all about you might ask!   Well Lucas Creek drains a large watershed that happens to be one of the fasted growing areas in the Auckland area.  New shopping malls, the huge new Rugby Stadium, and a good...

Hey Guys, John is currently in New Zealand working on a huge project.  We were hoping to get the cameras down there to follow, but unfortunately schedules didn't allow.  However, John is sending some nice email updates to us back on this continent.  They...

  Culverts sometimes get plugged especially if there is not maintenance.  The "Urban interfaces" in the West are often prone to fire and wildfires can also play havoc with culvert crossings.  So, sometimes, in certain environments, it it best to reduce the reliance on culverts....

Attention  California Department of Transportation contractors The Online Cal Trans 24 Hour SWPPP course  (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan) is open for registration!  This certification course is being offered through Shasta College - a scholastic leader in sediment and erosion control training. Spring semester starts...