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Subtropical Storm Alberto floods Florida
Subtropical Storm Alberto floods Florida
May 29 2018
On May 28, Subtropical Storm Alberto made landfall in the Florida Panhandle. The storm reached maximum sustained winds of 45 mph when it made…
Erosion control managed a storm water drainage problem
The restored stable stream included an armored channel, pool and riffle grade control, and gentle side slopes.
May 25 2018
Texas A&M University is experiencing a growth spurt. The university, founded in 1871 in what is now the city of College Station, Texas, has…
East Coast storms claim lives, leads to flooding and baseball-sized hail
East Coast storms claim lives, leads to flooding and baseball-sized hail
May 16 2018
Severe storms throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic have caused flooding and claimed five lives. The storms tore through the East Coast May 15…
Chicago area faces flooding with heavy spring rains
Chicago area faces flooding with heavy spring rains
May 15 2018
On May 14, spring rains brought flooding and nickel-sized hail to the Chicago area. Lake County, Ill., experienced standing water and basement…
Washington declares state of emergency as flood control measures rise
Washington declares state of emergency as flood control measures rise
May 14 2018
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency for multiple eastern Washington counties impacted by flooding. Following the…
New report finds Houston needs a more substantial flood control plan
New report finds Houston needs a more substantial flood control plan
May 14 2018
The Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium released a report stating that many Harris County, Texas, watersheds do no have adequate flood…
May 10 2018
On May 9, Patel Dam in Nakura County, Kenya, burst and killed at least 27 people, leaving dozens unaccounted for. This latest incident raises the…
Apr 26 2018
Florida has provided the first of two $50 million grants to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to expedite repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike…
Apr 17 2018
On April 14, heavy rains led to flooding, mudslides and evacuations in Kauai, Hawaii. Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued an emergency proclamation for the…
Apr 12 2018
Houston officials have launched a campaign to put up two dozen billboards urging residents to buy flood insurance in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.…
Apr 10 2018
A new study, published in Nature International Journal of Science, found that Mississippi River flooding is worse now than any other time in the past…
Apr 4 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has made progress on a $156 million storm water management project in Kansas City, Mo. Now in the final…
Mar 26 2018
The Harris County Flood Control District proposed building drainage tunnels throughout the Texas county to carry storm water from west Houston east…
Mar 19 2018
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced $5 million in initial funding for flood control projects in Kingwood, a northeastern area of Harris County, Texas.…
Mar 9 2018
Houston has won a $9.4 million federal grant to improve high-water signals at 40 intersections throughout the city. The high-water signals will…
Mar 6 2018
Denver Public Works has made progress on the Platte to Park Hill drainage project, scheduled to be operational by June 2018. The project, part of the…
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…
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