Tag: streams


WOTUS Rule: Permitting Changes Set Up Busy Spring

On February 14, 2018, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. EPA  published the latest installment in the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) groundhog day saga.  Promising regulatory certainty, the rule is notable for how similar it is to the 1986/1988 WOTUS definition.  However, many in the regulated community will note that the […]


Ongoing Fallout: WOTUS Litigation Pose Hurdles For Permit Applicants

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In August of this year, the U.S. District Court of South Carolina halted a federal moratorium on the 2015 Obama era WOTUS rule for 22 states.  As a result, two different federal definitions are being applied in states across the country as to what constitutes a “water of the US”.  Naturally this is problematic for […]


Chesapeake Bay Region Streams are Warming

Based on the new U.S. Geological Survey research published in the journal Climatic Change,  the majority of streams in the Chesapeake Bay region are warming which appears to be driven largely by the rising air temperatures. Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States, with a watershed covering 64,243 square miles including parts […]