Flood Control

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The channel wall design was a stepped wall configuration that provides stream access during low flow times and stability during high flow events.
The channel wall design was a stepped wall configuration that provides stream access during low flow times and stability during high flow events.
Sep 6 2019
Retaining walls often are the structures of choice for many types of land and water control, as well as manipulation. They are a means to obtain or…
Hurricana Dorian stalled over the Bahamas for 40 hours before hitting the United States.
Hurricana Dorian stalled over the Bahamas for 40 hours before hitting the United States.
Sep 6 2019
Hurricane Dorian is continuing its path up the East Coast. The Category 1 storm hit Cape Hatteras, N.C., Friday morning with maximum sustained winds…
Aug 26 2019
The Ala Wai project in Honolulu, Hawaii, is in jeopardy, according to Honolulu officials. The city council has warned the $200 million funding could…
Aug 23 2019
Levee repairs along the Missouri River have been completed. After rain and snowmelt caused the Missouri River to overtop levee systems in May,…
Aug 22 2019
In Lahaina, Hawaii, flooding has occurred every five years resulting in annual damages. According to Lahaina News, district stewards want to change…
Aug 21 2019
Officials in Lafayette, La., have approved dredging the Vermilion River to help flood control efforts.  According to The Daily Advertiser, the…
Aug 20 2019
Dane County, Wis., residents are still feeling the effects of flooding in 2018.  According to WMTV, the impact on the county’s groundwater caused…
Aug 19 2019
The U.S. EPA in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced its participation in the National Mitigation Investment…
Aug 15 2019
In Granite City, Ill., flash flooding has closed roads and delayed the start of the school year. According to Belleville News-Democrat, a…
Aug 14 2019
The U.S. EPA and Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) will restructure more than 200 delinquent loans for Puerto Rico’s clean water and…
Aug 13 2019
UPDATE: A severe weather threat does remain but has downgraded to a "marginal risk with a slight risk south" in the Philadelphia area, according to…
Aug 12 2019
Multiple states. such as Iowa and Missouri, have prepared funding for future flood control. According to The Associated Press (AP), the state of Iowa…
Aug 8 2019
In Baton Rouge, La., local and state officials have decided to move forward with the East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project. Gov. John Bel…
The outflow culvert suffered significant damage due to heavy rains and hillside collapse. This resulted in compromised water flow and stagnated water at the culvert mouth.
The outflow culvert suffered significant damage due to heavy rains and hillside collapse. This resulted in compromised water flow and stagnated water at the culvert mouth.
Aug 7 2019
Swarms of mosquitoes near a retention pond adjacent to a big-box retail center were the first indication that the area was suffering from significant…
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…
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