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USGS South Dakota streamflow flooding
May 20 2015
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamflow gages are recording major flooding on the White River and Cheyenne River as the result of recent snow and…
May 12 2015
New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC) announced that OptiRTC Inc. and Geosyntec Consultants won a competitive grant to provide flood-…
Apr 21 2015
On Tuesday, April 14, the Santa Clara Valley Water District board of directors approved a new community-developed outreach plan aimed at educating…
Mar 31 2015
The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) was the 2014 recipient of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) National Rehabilitation…
Jan 27 2015
Amid the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C., a massive infrastructure program is underway that will result in cleaner, healthier rivers in the…
Oct 28 2014
Fairbanks Nijhuis specializes in flood control, land reclamation, drainage and irrigation. Pumping stations are a vital part in the complicated…
Aug 25 2014
Route 110 in Huntington, N.Y., was prone to intense flooding and poor drainage. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) worked to…
Aug 25 2014
Because of its low-lying location on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, Hoboken, N.J., has struggled for generations with flooding when extreme…
Aug 25 2014
Hydrotec trench drains were a key feature in a new bus station in Middletown, Conn. In the fall of 2013, the distributor contacted Sigma to request…
Aug 25 2014
The intersection of Plum and Walnut streets in Lancaster, Pa., used to be described in three ways: dangerous, ugly and prone to flooding. Today, the…
Aug 11 2014
The Center for Neighborhood Technology, a Chicago-based nonprofit with expertise in water management and urban flooding, launched a new resource to…
Jul 30 2014
Working with partners Biwater Man Lee, with whom it has established an unparalleled track record in Hong Kong for more than three decades, Ham Baker…
Jul 29 2014
Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called "nuisance flooding," which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road…
Jul 8 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new tool to help communities prepare for, deal with and recover from floods. The Flood…
Jul 3 2014
Island Press released a new technical report detailing climate change impacts in the Midwest that puts recent extreme weather into the climate…
Jun 25 2014
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed House Bill 3912, which authorizes the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to acquire…
May 28 2014
With many families across the UK still dealing with the consequences of last winter’s flooding, the International Journal of River Basin Management…
Mar 27 2014
It rained on and off for 10 days straight in the village of Downers Grove, Ill., in April 2013. It rained, and then it poured, dumping 6.7 in. on the…
Feb 13 2014
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) awarded Atkins a yearlong, multimillion-dollar contract to continue providing statewide program…
Dec 9 2013
The U.S. is losing wetlands in coastal watersheds at a significant rate, according to a new report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and…
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