Flood Control

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Jul 2 2019
During the early planning stages of a project, developers often question how much of their parcel needs to be designated for storm water management.…
Jul 2 2019
The ponds and lakes around the greater Houston, Texas, area add a beautiful dimension to the communities and to the city as a whole. While these…
Jul 2 2019
Guadalajara, Mexico, was covered in ice after a hailstorm hit the city Sunday, June 30, and the area subsequently flooded. According to CNN,…
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Lauren Baltas, managing editor of SWS.
Jul 2 2019
“It's bad.”  My dad-a former farmer-lamented about the fields in our area. Typically, in Illinois, corn and soybeans are planted by May 15, at the…
The Gutter bin storm water filtration system will catch trash and sediment as they enter storm drains to prevent parking lot and moat flooding.
The Gutter bin storm water filtration system will catch trash and sediment as they enter storm drains to prevent parking lot and moat flooding.
Jul 1 2019
The Denver Zoo is using a new gutter system to help control flooding and sediment. They are using a system from Frog Creek Partners (FCP).  According…
Jun 28 2019
Crews in Sonoma County, Calif., have cleared brush and sediment from streams that can also be used as flood control channels. According to The Press…
Jun 17 2019
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Floodwater Commission (SCFC) are set to host Nichols Cleanup Day last Saturday, June 15.…
Jun 13 2019
In May, both Lake Erie and Lake Superior broke average water level records. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Erie also reached its…
Jun 12 2019
Repair work is currently underway on the Bolton Street Brickline, a large 150-year-old storm water line in Savannah, Ga. According to WTOC, the now-…
The first phase involved installing the storm underdrains and floodgate.
The first phase involved installing the storm underdrains and floodgate.
Jun 7 2019
Located in Hinsdale, Ill., just outside of Chicago, the Graue Mill Subdivision is home to more than 340 residences consisting of townhomes and…
Jun 7 2019
The South is yet again preparing for more storms and flooding. This comes only a day after one person died due to storms in Louisiana and Oklahoma,…
Jun 7 2019
After a summer monsoon devastated the city of El Paso, Texas, in 2006, the community needed help. El Paso lies on the tip of the Chihuahuan Desert.…
Jun 7 2019
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) spearheaded a culvert replacement project as part of a long-range federally mandated “fish…
Jun 6 2019
In Sherman, Texas, leaders recently received an updated plan on flood control when city staff updated the city’s storm water utility fund. The update…
May 31 2019
Mississippi and Arkansas residents were forced to evacuate Thursday, May 30, after a levee breach occurred along Durgens Creek, which flows into the…
May 30 2019
Anheuser-Busch is sending canned drinking water to Oklahoma and Missouri residents amid severe flooding and storms through the region. “Anheuser is…
Photo of 2019 Aquatic Airshow participants at Androscoggin River in Auburn, Maine, on May 1, 2019.  Courtesy of Mario Martin-Alciati, U.S. Geological Survey.
Photo of 2019 Aquatic Airshow participants at Androscoggin River in Auburn, Maine, on May 1, 2019. Courtesy of Mario Martin-Alciati, U.S. Geological Survey.
May 29 2019
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and scientists gathered in Auburn, Maine, to evaluate the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, to gauge…
May 28 2019
The states of Oklahoma and Arkansas have been hit by “worst-ever flooding” as more storms come through the region, according to USA Today. The storms…
May 27 2019
Flood control dams are helping protect Oklahoma communities. Larry Caldwell, a retired U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) engineer, said “…
May 23 2019
Storms are moving east through Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois after major flooding in Oklahoma and Missouri. According to CBS News, St. Louis, Mo.,…
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