Flood Control

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Jan 3 2018
An East Willow Creek flood control structure in Fillmore County, Minn., has been restored using funding from the Clean Water Fund and the Minnesota…
Dec 28 2017
Louisiana drafted a plan to declare high-risk coastal areas uninhabitable. The plan called Louisiana Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments (…
Dec 15 2017
The Deer Path Braves 8th Grade Varsity Robotics Team, based in Lake Forest, Ill., was tasked with finding an innovative solution to a current problem…
Dec 6 2017
New construction on the Oroville Dam spillway in Butte County, Calif., has developed hairline cracks. The spillway, damaged in February by a…
Nov 28 2017
China has implemented a national project known as the Sponge City Initiative with the objective that 80% of urban areas should absorb and reuse at…
Nov 10 2017
Texas Senator Greg Abbott requested $61 billion in federal funds to rebuild and improve the Texas coastline in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The plan…
Oct 27 2017
Nearly two months after Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas, the storm claimed another life. Josue Zurita, a 31-year-old father and carpenter, died…
Oct 23 2017
Typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan Oct. 23, causing flooding and landslides. At least two people were reported killed, and many were injured. Early…
Oct 19 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded approximately $5.2 million for water protection and restoration projects in the San Francisco…
Oct 16 2017
The Chicago area experienced heavy rainfall Oct. 14, causing the city and surrounding suburbs to experience flash floods. A flash flood warning…
Oct 13 2017
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced $150 million in funding for 48 new projects through the Watershed Protection and Flood…
Oct 9 2017
Hurricane Nate made U.S. landfall Oct. 7 in southeast Louisiana then again Oct. 8 near Biloxi, Miss. The storm first hit the U.S. as a Category 1…
Sep 28 2017
Arcadis, a global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, announced its selection as Engineer of Record for the Federal Emergency…
Sep 25 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has coordinated closely with federal, commonwealth, territory and local partners as it responds to the…
Sep 22 2017
Potts Law Firm filed a class-action lawsuit against the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), representing residents and businesses in Kingwood, Texas…
Sep 21 2017
Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean Sept. 20 and 21, devastating Puerto Rico and hitting the Dominican Republic shortly after. A Category 3 hurricane…
Sep 13 2017
When plans began in the fall of 2013 for a new home for the Atlanta Braves, the goal was to build a new ballpark with a mixed-use development…
Sep 13 2017
Days after Irma hit the U.S., residents have begun recovery efforts. Several states—Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama—are…
Sep 11 2017
Hurricane Irma hit Florida Sept. 10. A Category 4 storm, it left its mark on the Florida Keys, then downgraded to a Category 3 storm and hit Marco…
Sep 8 2017
Houston and south Texas have started to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Notably, residents are cleaning up—or out—their homes, property…
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