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Mar 6 2018
A new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), obtained by NPR and scheduled to be published by the end of the week,…
Mar 5 2018
A deadly storm—dubbed a nor'easter—devastated the East Coast, knocked out power lines, flooded homes and led to the death of eight people March 2 to…
Mar 2 2018
Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued in the Southern California communities of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria…
Mar 1 2018
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will increase dam inspection standards in the wake of the Oroville Dam spillway failure in…
Feb 23 2018
Bridgeport, Conn., launched a resilience project to minimize flood risk and account for sea level rise affecting Bridgeport’s South End businesses…
Feb 23 2018
On Feb. 22, the Grand River in Lansing, Mich., reached 14.3 ft—more than 3 ft above flood stage. The National Weather Service reported that the Grand…
Feb 21 2018
Rainfall in Chicago and surrounding suburbs has triggered flood warnings. The National Weather Service has issued flood watch in the Illinois…
Feb 19 2018
Construction has started on flood control improvements in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The plan involves removing a high-maintenance retaining wall and raising…
Feb 8 2018
In response to Hurricane Irma flooding in Key Largo, Fla., Monroe County has proposed elevating roads in the lowest, most flood-prone areas. Beyond…
Feb 8 2018
A new study published in the academic journal Science Advances raised concerns regarding the ecological impact dam building is having in the Amazon…
Feb 5 2018
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the White, Tolt, Snoqualmie and Green Rivers in Washington state following…
Feb 1 2018
Costs to repair the Lake Oroville Dam spillway of Oroville, Calif., have escalated to $870 million. The previous cost estimate was totalled at $660…
Jan 23 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposed a study that would examine 22 watersheds in the Houston region. The study is being called the…
Jan 15 2018
With light rains predicted for Jan. 19 and a storm predicted for Jan. 24, Southern California officials are racing to clear debris and prepare storm…
Jan 12 2018
Search efforts in Montecito, Calif., continue following the mudslides that devastated Santa Barbara county Jan. 9. With 17 people now reported in the…
Jan 10 2018
On Jan. 9, mudslides devastated Southern California, resulting in the death of 15 people and the injury of dozens more. While officials in the…
Jan 10 2018
The counties of Harris and Montgomery, Texas, voted to partner in a flood control study of the San Jacinto River watershed. The counties will…
Jan 9 2018
Heavy rains led to mudslides and flooding the morning of Dec. 9 in the Southern California counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. In the…
Jan 9 2018
Mandatory evacuation orders in low-lying areas and voluntary evacuation orders in less threatened areas have been issued in parts of Santa Barbara,…
Jan 5 2018
Winter Storm Grayson battered the East Coast Jan. 4, resulting in up to 18 in. of snow, winds of 70 mph and coastal flooding. The coastal flooding…
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