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Up to 70 Percent of Northeast U.S. Coast May Adapt to Rising Seas

March 17, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

Much of the coast from Maine to Virginia is more likely to change than to simply drown in response to rising seas during the next 70 years or so, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey. The study is based on a new computer model that captures…

USGS Crews Measure Record Flooding in Eastern Texas

March 16, 2016 - in Corporate, Stormwater

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding in parts of eastern Texas following intense rainfall. Rainfall amounts of 18 – 20 inches…

New Maps of 2015 Floods Help S. Carolina Plan for the Future

March 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

The U.S. Geological Survey has created 20 new flood inundation maps that can help South Carolinians take steps to prevent or reduce future flood damage…

Flooding Alleviated by Targeted Tree Planting and River Restoration, Scientists Discover

March 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

A study has shown that strategic planting of trees on floodplains, could reduce the height of flooding in towns downstream by up to 20 per cent. The research, led by the universities of Birmingham and Southampton, UK, is published in the journal Earth Surfaces…

Caltrans Launches New Stormwater Pollution Prevention Campaign

SACRAMENTO—Caltrans today unveiled its new stormwater public education and outreach campaign “Protect Every Drop” to educate Californians about the sources and pathways of stormwater pollution, and encourage motorists to reduce the pollutants that affect…

$52 Million Project to Install High Level Storm Sewers in Gowanus Neighborhood Begins

March 1, 2016 - in Construction, Projects, Stormwater

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd today joined with Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora to announce that construction will begin this spring to install nearly three…

3D Laser Mapping Monitors Coastal Instability

February 23, 2016 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Surveying/Mapping

Unstable and rapidly eroding coastlines can cause risk to local infrastructure, and as such, it is important to gain a deeper insight and knowledge into the exact movements and erosion of a coastline. Capturing high-resolution 3D data of unstable slopes in…

Rancho California Water District Selects SCADAWatch for Real-Time Operational Decision Support

February 16, 2016 - in Corporate, Modeling, Stormwater

Broomfield, Colo., Feb. 16, 2016 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Rancho California Water District, California, has chosen industry-leading SCADAWatch…

Flood Risk Can be Higher with Levees than Without Them

February 11, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

People living behind levees on floodplains may not be as immune to flood damage as they think, according to results of a study led by the University of California, Davis. Levees often prevent costly flood damages and even loss of life. However, when those…

New Coastal Flood Risk Model for the UK

February 9, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

Flooding from the sea represents a major threat to the UK; this was demonstrated most recently during the winter of 2013/14, when widespread flooding and damage occurred around much of the coastline. Whilst major advances have helped us to better assess flood…