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Severe storm brings floods to Sacramento and San Francisco
Severe storm brings floods to Sacramento and San Francisco
Feb 14 2019
On Feb. 13, an atmospheric river storm brought flooding to parts of Northern California, including Sacramento and San Francisco. The storm broke a…
Opera recalls historic Midwest flood and the flood control laws that followed
Opera recalls historic Midwest flood and the flood control laws that followed
Feb 8 2019
A new opera, called “The Flood,” recalls the Great Flood of 1913 that struck the Midwest, claimed hundreds of lives and triggered major flood control…
Staten Island, N.Y., embarks on $28 million flood control project with new best management practices
Staten Island, N.Y., embarks on $28 million flood control project with new best management practices
Feb 6 2019
The New York Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced that construction has begun on a…
MWRDGC releases advice for flood control ahead of potential winter snow melt
MWRDGC releases advice for flood control ahead of potential winter snow melt
Feb 1 2019
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) released advice for municipalities and residents on how to prevent winter…
Settlement carves new flood control plan for Chicago suburb and local quarry owners
Settlement carves new flood control plan for Chicago suburb and local quarry owners
Jan 7 2019
The village of La Grange, Ill., has settled a lawsuit with Hanson Material Service Corp., owner of a quarry in McCook, Ill., over a village flood…
Flood control project completed in Southern Illinois
Flood control project completed in Southern Illinois
Dec 19 2018
On Dec. 18, state and regional officials gathered at America’s Central Port in Granite City, Ill., to celebrate completed upgrades to the Metro East…
Palo Alto, Calif., completes major flood control project
Palo Alto, Calif., completes major flood control project
Dec 18 2018
The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority announced the completion of the first phase of the San Francisquito Creek flood protection project…
Southeast experiences floods following Winter Storm Diego
Southeast experiences floods following Winter Storm Diego
Dec 10 2018
Winter Storm Diego brought heavy rainfall and flooding to parts of the Southeast over the weekend. The winter storm caused flash floods throughout…
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…
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