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Fargo and Moorhead Approve Final Agreement with Army Corps to Construct the FM Diversion

The Moorhead City Council approved a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) on June 13 by a vote of 7-1. The PPA was also approved by Fargo on June 6. Fargo and Moorhead are the two original local sponsors of the…

Keeping Urban Rainwater Out of Streams

June 15, 2016 – Cities face challenges with stormwater, because the asphalt and concrete don’t absorb the water like the soils found in rural areas.…

Contech Engineered Solutions Releases a New Stormwater Design Tool

June 10, 2016 - in Products, Stormwater

Contech Engineered Solutions launched a new on-line program for designing stormwater detention and infiltration systems constructed from Contech corrugated…

CH2M Expands Flood Management Expertise in Europe with Project Wins Across the UK

The Environment Agency (England) recently awarded CH2M two significant flood defence projects, Bridgwater Tidal Barrier Appraisal and conducting the Avonmouth-Severnside Enterprise Area Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defence study. “These contracts build on…

UTA Civil Engineer Creates Phone App to Gather Public Input on Flash Flooding

June 2, 2016 - in Corporate, Sensors, Stormwater

D.J. Seo wants you to be his eyes on the weather – and more specifically to be watching for flash floods. The University of Texas at Arlington associate professor of civil engineering has launched a new Android cell phone app called iSeeFlood to encourage…

CoreLogic Storm Surge Analysis Identifies More Than 6.8 Million US Homes at Risk of Hurricane Storm Surge Damage in 2016

June 1, 2016 - in Corporate, Stormwater

IRVINE, Calif., June 1, 2016 – CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today released its 2016 Storm Surge Report which concludes that more than 6.8 million homes on the Atlantic and Gulf…

Next Stage of Permanent Flood Protection for Fargo-Moorhead Area Follows EIS Report

The Diversion Authority is ready to move to the next stage of building permanent flood protection for the Fargo-Moorhead area following the release by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) of its Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on…

Woolpert, Magnolia River Geospatial Net $10M Coastal Mapping Project

KILN, Miss., May 10, 2016—WMR-532, the joint venture of Woolpert and Magnolia River Geospatial, has been contracted to acquire bathymetric and topographic lidar and imagery, and to provide final data products to the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical…

In Cities, Flooding and Rainfall Extremes to Rise as Climate Changes

May 10, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

Cities face harsher, more concentrated rainfall as climate change not only intensifies storms, but draws them into narrower bands of more intense downpours, UNSW engineers have found. This has major implications for existing stormwater infrastructure, particularly…

Floods and Coastal Erosion May Expose Contents of UK Landfills, Study Finds

The contents of historic coastal landfill sites could pose a significant environmental threat if they erode, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). There are 1264 historic coastal landfill sites in England and Wales, all of which…