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Scientists are predicting the Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxic zone to be the size of Massachusetts and close to the record from two years ago.

The hypoxic zone or “dead zone,” which is an area of low to no oxygen that can kill marine life, is forecast by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration scientists to be approximately 7,829 square miles, close to 2017’s record size of 8,776 square miles and...

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Engineers often begin projects with the following questions: when it rains, how much water infiltrates into the soil, how much water runs off, and how quickly does this water travel?

This exercise helps us to adequately size new infrastructure, develop safer building codes, and protect communities from flood hazards. Though there are many ways to evaluate the impacts of stormwater, the foundation of any of these methodologies is an understanding of rainfall depth,...

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