Flood Control

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Aug 7 2019
Three maintenance projects are planned in the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) in Texas to manage channel overflows. According to Chron,…
Aug 6 2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies are monitoring levees as water levels in the Mississippi River drop. According to The Advocate,…
Jul 30 2019
A University of Maryland (UMD) research study has connected climate change to storm water management. According to Phys.org, UMD specifically…
Jul 25 2019
A flash flood watch was issued in Clark County, Nev. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the watch was issued at 12:30 p.m. and was in effect…
Jul 24 2019
For the first time, storm water infrastructure will be evaluated and graded in the American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) 2021 Infrastructure…
Jul 23 2019
Thousands of acres of farmland in Missouri may flood.  According to Salon, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may flood 130,000 acres of farmland in…
Jul 22 2019
A water expert from the Netherlands suggested how the U.S. can better manage flooding from storm events. According to CBS News, the world’s water…
Jul 19 2019
A Massachusetts town received a $1 million grant to help fund a green infrastructure project. According to the Worcester Business Journal, the grant…
Jul 18 2019
The city of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, flooded July 16. According to Regina Leader-Post, the city received more than an inch of rain in less than…
Jul 17 2019
The state of Texas is revamping its current state water plan. According to Pacific Standard, the plan is a “wishlist” of projects with a goal of…
Jul 12 2019
Martinsburg, W.Va., has begun work on the first phase of the “Regrowing Green City” project. According to The Journal, the city was awarded a $30,000…
Jul 11 2019
UPDATE: Tropical Storm Barry was demoted to a Tropical Depression Barry. According to AP, New Orleans and Baton Rouge was hit by a weaker hurricane…
Jul 9 2019
In the wake of Hurricane Florence in 2018, the Fayetteville, N.C., area faced a major challenge from flooding. Over 34 in. of rain fell in four days…
Jul 8 2019
In Sandoval County, N.M., an arroyo rehabilitation project has closed down Saratoga Road. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the road is expected…
Jul 5 2019
In Houston, Texas, new development regulations must think “outside the flood plains,” advocates say. According to Community Impact, new regulations…
Jul 4 2019
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a $45 billion state construction bill Friday, June 28.  The state’s capital plan entitled Rebuild Illinois will…
Jul 3 2019
Dams in Oklahoma are nearing the end of their expected design life but more funding could help extend its use. According to High Plains Public Radio…
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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