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May 17 2019
The Texas House has approved legislation that would acquire more than $3 billion from the state’s rainy day fund to help pay for flood control…
May 16 2019
Aquatic Informatics has announced that the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has selected the Aquarius Platform for its Stream Gaging…
May 15 2019
A new program from Adopt-a-Drain has began in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metro area of Minnesota that encourages residents to adopt a storm drain.…
May 14 2019
In Canada, communities are looking to mitigate costs and damages from the flooding of businesses and residences. Flooding has especially been an…
May 13 2019
On the morning of May 11, Houston was hit by more thunderstorms and showers. The National Weather Service expected the storm events to last through…
May 10 2019
On May 8, the state of Texas experienced flash flooding in parts of northern, central and western Texas. The severe thunderstorms caused one death in…
May 8 2019
Across Texas and Oklahoma, thunderstorms unleashed hail, flooding, heavy rainfall and numerous tornadoes Tuesday, May 7. According to AccuWeather,…
St. Louis residents and officials eye forecast ahead as the Mississippi River levels make records
St. Louis residents and officials eye forecast ahead as the Mississippi River levels make records.
May 6 2019
In downtown St. Louis, Mo., the Mississippi River reached 41 ft, which is 11 ft above the flood stage, and was projected to crest at 41.2 ft May 6.…
May 3 2019
The town of Minot, N.D., have accessed $82.5 million for flood control and $100 million for the Northwest Water Supply Project for the next two years…
The temporary barriers in Davenport, Iowa, broke April 30
The temporary barriers in Davenport, Iowa, broke April 30.
May 2 2019
On April 30, the temporary barriers lining the streets in Davenport, Iowa broke. The flooded Mississippi River water rushed into businesses and…
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette was among nationwide honorees at the national competition
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette was among nationwide honorees at the national competition.
Apr 30 2019
The U.S. EPA has announced the winners of its seventh annual Campus RainWorks Challenge. According to the EPA, the challenge is a national…
The water in the Oahe Dam rises into top flood control zone
The water in the Oahe Dam rises into top flood control zone.
Apr 29 2019
The water in Oahe Dam, S.D., has risen to less than 3 ft from the top, into the “exclusive flood control” zone, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…
Multiple senators hold hearing over U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood response
Multiple senators hold hearing over U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood response.
Apr 24 2019
Four U.S. senators held a hearing in Glenwood, Iowa, April 19 seeking explanation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on their response to the …
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to break ground on Addison Creek Reservoir to provide flood relief for surrounding communities
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to break ground on Addison Creek Reservoir to provide flood relief for surrounding communities.
Apr 23 2019
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is set to break ground on the first of two major projects that will provide…
The Harris County Flood Control District receives grant letter to update flood warning system website
The Harris County Flood Control District receives grant letter to update flood warning system website
Apr 17 2019
In Texas, the Harris County Commissioners Court approved a letter allowing the Harris County Flood Control District to begin work to construct a new…
Sixteen environmental organizations object to storm water runoff regulatory changes in New Jersey
Sixteen environmental organizations object to storm water runoff regulatory changes in New Jersey.
Apr 11 2019
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) first major regulatory proposal under the administration of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy…
The Howell Township in New Jersey tables resolution opposing permitted storm water utility
The Howell Township in New Jersey tables resolution opposing permitted storm water utility.
Apr 10 2019
In Howell Township, N.J., council members tabled a resolution stating their opposition to legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. According…
Corvallis, Ore., braces for more flooding as water starts to rise
Corvallis, Ore., braces for more flooding as water starts to rise.
Apr 9 2019
In Corvallis, Ore., city officials are expecting flood waters to rise and are urging residents to get ready. According to the National Weather…
Centuries of storm water runoff have carved a natural flood channel in Henderson, Nev.
Centuries of storm water runoff have carved a natural flood channel in Henderson, Nev.
Apr 8 2019
A Henderson, Nev., deforestation project in Pittman Wash has residents taking a stand against city hall, according to the Nevada Current. “There’s…
Apr 5 2019
Three Midwestern governors of states damaged by recent flooding on Wednesday, April 3, demanded more authority over management of the Missouri River…
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