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Hurricane Michael brings flooding and destruction
Photo courtesy of the Florida National Guard
Oct 12 2018
Updated Oct. 17, 9:00 a.m. Tropical Storm Michael has moved northeast towards the Atlantic Ocean and the recovery efforts from the storm are underway…
MWRD completes flood control project in Flossmoor, Ill., flood control project
MWRD completes flood control project in Flossmoor, Ill., flood control project
Oct 12 2018
On Oct. 11, officials gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony marking the completion of the Cherry Creek East Branch flood control project in…
Michael continues to move northeast, brining flood risk
Michael continues to move northeast, brining flood risk
Oct 11 2018
Hurricane Michael has been downgraded to a tropical storm and continues to move northeast over the Carolinas. The powerful storm continues to cause…
Hurricane Michael makes landfall
Photo courtesy of NASA
Oct 10 2018
Hurricane Michael has made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Mexico Beach, Fla. The storm brings with it life-threatening storm surges, heavy…
Hurricane Michael may hit U.S. Gulf Coast, bringing floods
Hurricane Michael may hit U.S. Gulf Coast, bringing floods
Oct 10 2018
Updated Oct. 10, 1:12 p.m. Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. Life-threatening storm…
Milwaukee adopts green infrastructure plan for storm water management
Milwaukee adopts green infrastructure plan for storm water management
Oct 9 2018
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced the new Green Infrastructure Plan Framework to add green space to streets, schools and parking lots throughout…
Hurricane Michael strengthens, brining flood risk
Hurricane Michael strengthens, brining flood risk
Oct 9 2018
Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a Category 2 storm and is expected to make landfall on Florida’s Panhandle by the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct.…
Hurricane Michael may hit U.S. Gulf Coast, bringing floods
Hurricane Michael may hit U.S. Gulf Coast, bringing floods
Oct 8 2018
Tropical Storm Michael has strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane and is forecast to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast Wednesday, Oct. 10. The storm, 50 miles…
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…
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