Flood Control

Flood control for farms that face agricultural runoff
Jun 21 2018

The Midwest floods this spring and summer damaged crops, reducing farmer returns with record-high input costs and substantially higher crop prices...

Texas faces flood control obstacles as storms rise
Jun 21 2018

Heavy rains have triggered flash flood warnings in sections of coastal southeast Texas, including Aransas, Goliad, Refugio, Hidalgo and...

Mississippi state receives flood control funding from USACE
Jun 20 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a plan that includes nearly $56 million for...

FEMA approves funding for Houston home buyouts and flood control
Jun 7 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated $25.6 million from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to help the...

Chicago experiences record floods and rainfall for May
May 31 2018

On May 30, the remnants of...

May 29 2018

On May 28, Subtropical Storm Alberto made landfall in the Florida Panhandle. The storm reached maximum sustained winds of 45 mph when it...

Erosion control managed a storm water drainage problem
May 25 2018

Texas A&M University is experiencing a growth spurt. The university, founded in 1871 in what is now the city of College Station, Texas, has...

East Coast storms claim lives, leads to flooding and baseball-sized hail
May 16 2018

Severe storms throughout the Northeast...

Chicago area faces flooding with heavy spring rains
May 15 2018

On May 14, spring rains brought flooding and nickel-sized hail to the Chicago area. Lake County, Ill., experienced standing water and...

Washington declares state of emergency as flood control measures rise
May 14 2018

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency for multiple eastern...

New report finds Houston needs a more substantial flood control plan
May 14 2018

The Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium released a report stating that many Harris County, Texas, watersheds do no have adequate...

Flood control problems in Kenya
May 10 2018

On May 9, Patel Dam in Nakura County, Kenya, burst and killed at least 27 people, leaving dozens unaccounted for. This latest incident...

Florida makes flood control advances with Lake Okeechobee dike repairs
Apr 26 2018

Florida has provided the first of two $50 million grants to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to expedite repairs to the Herbert...

Storm water runoff and flooding in Hawaii island of Kauai
Apr 17 2018

On April 14, heavy rains led to flooding, mudslides and evacuations in Kauai, Hawaii. Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued an emergency...

Houston plans billboards to advocate for flood control and insurance
Apr 12 2018

Houston officials have launched a campaign to put up two dozen billboards urging residents to buy flood insurance in the wake of...

Apr 4 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has made progress on a $156 million storm water management project in Kansas City, Mo. Now in...

Harris County considers storm water drainage tunnels
Mar 26 2018

The Harris County Flood Control District proposed building drainage tunnels throughout the Texas county to carry storm water from west...

Texas approves flood control projects
Mar 19 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced $5 million in initial funding for flood control projects in Kingwood, a northeastern area of Harris...