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Scientists map flood control in Iowa Great Lakes
Scientists map flood control in Iowa Great Lakes
Dec 6 2018
A team of scientists from University of Iowa have begun using computer models to monitor flood control in the Iowa Great Lakes, particularly the…
Nov 30 2018
A storm triggered flash flooding in areas affected by the Camp Fire in Northern California. According to officials, the storm caused trees to fall …
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, cleared to begin flood control project
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, cleared to begin flood control project
Nov 30 2018
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, city officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced a project partnership agreement for a flood protection…
Houston flood education program receives grant
Houston flood education program receives grant
Nov 22 2018
The U.S. EPA selected the National Wildlife Federation’s Resilience Ambassadors Program in Houston as one of 37 organizations to receive funding…
Flood control work begins in Chicago suburb
Flood control work begins in Chicago suburb
Nov 21 2018
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) began construction on a $7.6 million flood control project on Natalie Creek…
Milwaukee flood control project protects riverbed
Milwaukee flood control project protects riverbed
Nov 20 2018
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) has begun construction on a $300 million flood management plan for the Kinnickinnic River and its…
Volcano-related erosion control work approved to minimize flooding
Volcano-related erosion control work approved to minimize flooding
Nov 12 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) finalized plans to control volcanic sediment from the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens located in Skamania…
Nov 2 2018
The project in Bensenville, Ill., managed flood risks while providing a community amenity and improving water quality.
USACE investigates Texas coastal spine for flood control
USACE investigates Texas coastal spine for flood control
Nov 1 2018
Following a three year study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced that a 70-mile-long coastal barrier plan, dubbed “Ike Dike,” is…
Austin, Texas, under drinking water advisory due to flooding
Austin, Texas, under drinking water advisory due to flooding
Oct 22 2018
The Austin, Texas, water utility has issued a city-wide boil water notice, following flooding in central Texas that caused water supply lakes to be…
Boston proposes green flood control plan
Boston proposes green flood control plan
Oct 18 2018
On Oct. 17, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh released the Resilient Boston Harbor Plan, which aims to protect Boston from rising sea levels and floods.…
Texas floods trigger bridge collapse
Texas floods trigger bridge collapse
Oct 17 2018
On Oct. 16, the 2900 bridge over the Llano River in Kingsland, Texas, collapsed due to flooding. Several days of heavy rainfall led up to the…
Hurricane Michael brings flooding and destruction
Photo courtesy of the Florida National Guard
Oct 12 2018
Updated Oct. 17, 9:00 a.m. Tropical Storm Michael has moved northeast towards the Atlantic Ocean and the recovery efforts from the storm are underway…
MWRD completes flood control project in Flossmoor, Ill., flood control project
MWRD completes flood control project in Flossmoor, Ill., flood control project
Oct 12 2018
On Oct. 11, officials gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony marking the completion of the Cherry Creek East Branch flood control project in…
Michael continues to move northeast, brining flood risk
Michael continues to move northeast, brining flood risk
Oct 11 2018
Hurricane Michael has been downgraded to a tropical storm and continues to move northeast over the Carolinas. The powerful storm continues to cause…
Hurricane Michael makes landfall
Photo courtesy of NASA
Oct 10 2018
Hurricane Michael has made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Mexico Beach, Fla. The storm brings with it life-threatening storm surges, heavy…
Hurricane Michael may hit U.S. Gulf Coast, bringing floods
Hurricane Michael may hit U.S. Gulf Coast, bringing floods
Oct 10 2018
Updated Oct. 10, 1:12 p.m. Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. Life-threatening storm…
Milwaukee adopts green infrastructure plan for storm water management
Milwaukee adopts green infrastructure plan for storm water management
Oct 9 2018
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced the new Green Infrastructure Plan Framework to add green space to streets, schools and parking lots throughout…
Hurricane Michael strengthens, brining flood risk
Hurricane Michael strengthens, brining flood risk
Oct 9 2018
Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a Category 2 storm and is expected to make landfall on Florida’s Panhandle by the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct.…
Hurricane Michael may hit U.S. Gulf Coast, bringing floods
Hurricane Michael may hit U.S. Gulf Coast, bringing floods
Oct 8 2018
Tropical Storm Michael has strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane and is forecast to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast Wednesday, Oct. 10. The storm, 50 miles…
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