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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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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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-…
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