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Mapping tool helps flood relief effort post-Florence
Mapping tool helps flood relief effort post-Florence
Oct 4 2018
Following Hurricane Florence, residents and emergency response professionals seeking flood-free roadways utilized flood mapping technology to…
Flooding in Phoenix, Ariz., due to Tropical Storm Rosa
Flooding in Phoenix, Ariz., due to Tropical Storm Rosa
Oct 3 2018
On Oct. 2, remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa brought record rainfall and flash floods to Phoenix, Ariz. The National Weather Service recorded 2.35 in.…
Vermont environmental groups work to improve soil stabilization at Lake Iroquois
Vermont environmental groups work to improve soil stabilization at Lake Iroquois
Oct 3 2018
The Lake Iroquois Assn., the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. partnered to restore the Lake…
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins San Jacinto River sediment removal project
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins San Jacinto River sediment removal project
Sep 27 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began dredging the west fork of the San Jacinto River to remove sediment deposited by Hurricane Harvey. The…
The new retaining wall stabilized the stream to withstand water flow.
The new retaining wall stabilized the stream to withstand water flow.
Sep 26 2018
Retaining walls often are the structures of choice for many types of land and water control and manipulation, as they are a means to obtain or…
Hurricane Florence recovery efforts underway as more flooding expected
Hurricane Florence recovery efforts underway as more flooding expected
Sep 26 2018
As North Carolina has begun the recovery process from Hurricane Florence—which made landfall on the East Coast Sept. 14—South Carolina continues to…
New Jersey water completes flood control plan
New Jersey water completes flood control plan
Sep 25 2018
On Sept. 24, New Jersey American Water held a ribbon-cutting event celebrating the completion of a $37 million flood protection project at its…
Historic mill town concerns expanding flood control measures
Historic mill town concerns expanding flood control measures
Sep 19 2018
On Sept. 17, the Howard County Council held a legislative hearing on plans to mitigate flooding in Ellicott City, Md. The council is considering…
California approves state funding for Napa flood control projects
California approves state funding for Napa flood control projects
Sep 18 2018
On Sept. 14, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1073, which authorizes state funding for flood control projects in the city of Napa,…
The Category 1 storm threatens widespread flooding
The Category 1 storm threatens widespread flooding
Sep 14 2018
Updated Sept. 15, 8:42 a.m. Hurricane Florence began moving over South Carolina early Saturday, Sept. 15, but it's main band is hovering over North…
Recent storms have resulted in extensive flood damages for Wisconsin
Recent storms have resulted in extensive flood damages for Wisconsin
Sep 11 2018
Recent storms and flooding in Wisconsin that began Aug. 17 have caused at least $208.7 million in damage, including $98.2 million in damage to homes…
The final system can handle a 24-hour, 100-year storm using approximately 3 miles of pipe.
The final system can handle a 24-hour, 100-year storm using approximately 3 miles of pipe.
Sep 5 2018
Rebuilding the 46-year-old center runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) involved more than just the pavement. To comply with…
Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall, bringing floods
Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall, bringing floods
Sep 5 2018
On Sept. 4, Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border. The storm brought heavy rains and flooding, reaching…
Chicago experiences flash floods and road closures over Labor Day weekend
Chicago experiences flash floods and road closures over Labor Day weekend
Sep 5 2018
On Sept. 3, heavy rainfall resulted in flash floods and road closures in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The National Weather Service declared…
Hurricane Maria death toll rises, following a new study
Hurricane Maria death toll rises, following a new study
Aug 30 2018
A new assessment conducted by researchers from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health has prompted the U.S.…
Louisiana petitions for flood control funds
Louisiana petitions for flood control funds
Aug 29 2018
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board voted unanimously to petition Congress to grant the Houma area levee project, part…
Harris County approves $2.5 billion flood control bond
Harris County approves $2.5 billion flood control bond
Aug 27 2018
On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on the Texas coast, voters in Harris County, Texas, approved a $2.5 billion bond…
Flooding in Southern India displaced 800,000 people
Flooding in Southern India displaced 800,000 people
Aug 20 2018
Approximately 800,000 people have been displaced and more than 350 have died in flooding in the southern India state of Kerala. Officials have called…
Houston set to vote on $2.5 billion flood control bond proposal
Houston set to vote on $2.5 billion flood control bond proposal
Aug 8 2018
The Harris County Flood Control District released a list of projects to be funded by the county’s $2.5 billion flood infrastructure bond proposal.…
Flood risk persists across mid-Atlantic coast
Flood risk persists across mid-Atlantic coast
Aug 3 2018
Heavy rains have led to flooding across the mid-Atlantic coast this week and the risk of flash floods will persist into the weekend in coastal…
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