Flood Control

Flood control is an important part of the storm water industry. From the latest news to the newest products, read below for solutions and innovations to help with your flood control challenges.

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May 20 2022
What Does Storm Water Mean? Storm water can be defined as the water that results from precipitation, which includes rainwater, subsoil water or…
May 13 2022
The mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is to help people before, during and after disasters, and at the core of FEMA’s…
Apr 29 2022
Escondido, California, often called the “heart of northern San Diego,” is located just 30 miles outside of downtown San Diego and 20 minutes from the…
Apr 15 2022
Rainwater harvesting can be a powerful tool to reduce the strain on aging water supply and storm water infrastructure, but to fully utilize this tool…
Apr 11 2022
This week on Dropping By, Katie Johns, managing editor of Storm Water Solutions, is joined by Arup associate principal, Vincent Lee. The two discuss…
Apr 5 2022
Maps of a new 100-year floodplain were presented during Morgan County’s board meeting on Apr. 4, reported The Reporter-Times. The maps were provided…
Mar 16 2022
Rain is in the forecast for Sacramento, California, and there is a deadline to vote in a special storm water system. "To continue protecting clean,…
Mar 15 2022
A $1.5 trillion fiscal 2022 spending deal will target water and other natural resources projects. According to E&E News, the omnibus package…
Flood control, Rockford, Illinois
To mitigate flooding, Rockford, Illinois, has widened channels, stabilized banks and more.
Mar 8 2022
It’s a team effort in the city of Rockford, Illinois, where residents will not give up on a neighborhood devastated by floods. The overall goal – to…
Folsom Dam emergency spillway
The Folsom Dam emergency spillway under construction as part of the Joint Federal Project in 2016.
Mar 8 2022
In December 1861, as the Civil War raged in the Eastern U.S., the young city of Sacramento, California, was fighting its own battle — with raging…
Norfolk, Virginia, street flooding, sea level rise
With the help of sensors, Norfolk, Virginia, found that due to sea level rise, the city's storm water system's main lines were half-full of water, severely restricting their capacity to handle large rain events.
Mar 8 2022
The impact of climate change is being experienced at an accelerated rate and coastal communities are on the front lines. Nearly half of the U.S.…
Cynthia Zanow
Cynthia Zanow, administration & communications manager for Milwaukee Water Commons
Mar 8 2022
Situated along Lake Michigan and at the confluence of three rivers, Milwaukee has always been viewed as a water city. For centuries, inhabitants have…
CheckMate®, In-Line Check Valves, sws case study, red valve
Lindenhurst is flooded following a rainstorm.
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Mar 4 2022
An Ongoing and Costly Flooding Problem For years, residents of the Village of Lindenhurst in Long Island, NY, have suffered with serious recurring…
Mar 2 2022
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that a new Unified Stormwater Rule (USWR).  The rule requires newly…
Mar 1 2022
Register here | March 24 | 1 p.m. CT The presentation will cover how integrating one-dimensional and two-dimensional overland flood models is…
Mar 1 2022
Register here | March 24 | 1 p.m. CT The presentation will cover how integrating one-dimensional and two-dimensional overland flood models is…
Feb 24 2022
Crews in Mayfield, Kentucky, are working to reduce the chances of flooded roads. Creeks in the city recently flooded, causing water to cover roads.…
Feb 21 2022
The U.S. is expected to experience as much sea level rise by the year 2050 as it witnessed in the previous hundred years, according to a NOAA report…
Feb 15 2022
Mogden Wastewater Treatment Works in Isleworth, London, released 2 billion liters of untreated waste into the Thames on Oct. 3 and 4, 2020. Half a…
Feb 7 2022
This week on Dropping By, Katie Johns, managing editor of Storm Water Solutions, is joined by Ray Drexler, principal and senior project manager with…
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