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Puerto Rico Funds Stormwater Improvements After EPA Settlement

December 31, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

The Puerto Rico Departments of Natural and Environmental Resources, and Transportation and Public Works, along with the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority, have agreed to stormwater system upgrades following two settlements with the U.S. Department…

USGS Measures Record Flooding in Missouri

December 31, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Stormwater

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding on rivers and streams across southern Missouri and northeast into the St. Louis area.…

Satellite Animation Shows Powerful Storm in Central US

December 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Stormwater

An animation of satellite imagery over the course of two days shows a massive low pressure system that generated severe weather in the southwestern and…

The Mississippi River Rises Fast, Impacting Infrastructure and Evacuating River Towns

December 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Transportation

Flooding in central Missouri and Illinois is getting worse as the Mississippi River is rising quickly and is on pace to eclipse the Midwest flood of 1993, which saw more than 800 levees in Missouri breached. The storm is also having a broad impact on transportation…

GEOPAVE Porous Pavements Offer Stormwater Contributions at Eco-Friendly Nature Preserve

December 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater

Appleton, Wisc., Dec. 14, 2015—Presto Geosystems’ GEOPAVE porous pavements were utilized along with other environmental and sustainable products in a popular Wisconsin nature preserve, The Ridges Sanctuary, in their pursuit for a LEED Platinum rating.…

Report Offers FEMA Guidance for Analyzing Options for Increasing the Affordability of Flood Insurance

December 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

WASHINGTON -- A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies an approach for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to evaluate policy options for making premiums through the National…

New Orleans Receives a $2 Billion Settlement from FEMA for post-Hurricane Katrina Reconstruction

December 14, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate, Stormwater

Last week, New Orleans' Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a $2 billion settlement from FEMA to fix the city's deteriorating interior streets and the sewer and water lines beneath them. These funds, along with the fees assessed to residents will kick off a construction…

Iron-Sand Filters Prove Effective in Stormwater Filtration

December 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

Ten years ago, Andy Erickson was struggling with the challenge of how to protect lakes and rivers from stormwater pollution. When it rains, water hits rooftops, parking lots and streets, picking up dirt, nutrients, heavy metals and other pollutants along the…

Bluesky’s 3D Aerial Maps Inform Flood Risk Assessments for Planning Applications

Leicestershire, Dec. 9, 2015—Aerial photography and detailed 3D height models of the UK are being used to assess the risk of flooding, and help development projects progress through the planning process.  Working with Betts Hydro, part of engineering consultancy…

USGS Measures Flooding in Missouri

November 19, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Surveying/Mapping

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding on rivers and streams across central and southern Missouri. Heavy rainfall since Tuesday morning has led to widespread flash flooding. Five USGS crews are measuring high flood flows and verifying…