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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, on April 19 seeking an explanation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about their response to…
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 State Award letter to allow the Harris County Flood Control District to begin work to…
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., members of the Council have tabled a resolution that states their opposition to legislation that was recently signed into…
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., project amounting to the deforestation of a grove of mesquite trees in a Green Valley stretch of the Pittman Wash has residents,…
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…
In River Fall, Wis., storm water ponds help prevent rising water unlike other area towns
In River Fall, Wis., storm water ponds help prevent rising water unlike other area towns.
Apr 3 2019
Higher water levels in River Falls, Wis., have been steadily receding, while other cities in the area have been coping with rising flood waters.…
Mar 28 2019
On March 27, the U.S. Air Force said that it needs nearly $5 billion in funding to help rebuild two bases damaged by hurricanes and floods in the…
Mar 26 2019
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) has proposed an increase in storm water fees based on how much water a property can absorb. The fee…
Mar 25 2019
Flooding along the Missouri River has impaired drinking water supplies in Kansas City, Mo. The city’s public water utility has asked residents to…
Nonprofit Sends Water Systems to Malawi Following Deadly Flooding
Photo courtesy of WaterStep
Mar 20 2019
Five safe water systems and seven bleach makers from the U.S.-based organization WaterStep are being deployed to Malawi after disastrous flooding and…
Storm floods Northern California town
Storm floods Northern California town
Mar 1 2019
On Feb. 26, the town of Guerneville, Calif., was isolated by floodwaters after the Russian River rose to more than 45 ft, cresting at 45.31 ft. Much…
Harris County, Texas, pursues study of deep tunnel flood control plan
Harris County, Texas, pursues study of deep tunnel flood control plan
Feb 26 2019
Harris County, Texas, has applied for a $320,000 federal grant to evaluate a potential flood protection project that includes deep tunnels to…
USACE study finds flood control structure near Los Angeles may fail in 900-year storm
USACE study finds flood control structure near Los Angeles may fail in 900-year storm
Feb 19 2019
In a series of public hearings, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) revealed that the 60-year-old Whittier Narrows Dam in Pico Rivera, Calif.,…
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…
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