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Federal Highway Administration Announces $1 Million in Emergency Relief for Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Arkansas

February 26, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $1 million in emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to the Arkansas Department of Highway and Transportation Department…

Arkansas Christmas Flooding Most Extensive in 25 Years on Some Rivers

January 18, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

Significant flood peaks occurred across the Arkansas, White and Red River Basins in Arkansas beginning on Dec. 26 and the rivers are still high, according…

Civil Engineering Researchers to Participate in Flood Reconnaissance Mission

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas engineering researchers – experts in the study of how soil reacts to stress caused by earthquakes or floods…

USGS Records Historic Christmas Flooding in Arkansas

January 4, 2016 - in Corporate, Sensors, Stormwater

More than 30 streamgages in Arkansas operated by the USGS experienced a “top 10” flood, meaning this flood event was one of the ten highest flood events ever recorded at these streamgages. Heavy rainfall of up to 10 inches in northern and western Arkansas…

Arkansas Withdraws Projects as the Federal Highway Trust Fund Continues Route Toward Fiscal Cliff

March 25, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

LITTLE ROCK, March 24, 2015—The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has withdrawn 56 construction projects scheduled for consideration in its April 21, 2015 bid opening due to continuing uncertainty of Federal-aid reimbursements available…

Fort Smith, Arkansas Agrees to Upgrade Sewer System to Reduce Discharges of Raw Sewage into Local Waterways

January 5, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Wastewater, Water

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2015— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the state of Arkansas announced that the city of Fort Smith, Ark. will upgrade its sewer collection and treatment system over the next 12 years…

Arkansas Allots $2.7 Million to Intelligent Transportation System Equipment

August 4, 2014 - in Roads, Sensors, Transportation

For the first time, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has a line item in its budget -- totaling $2.7 million -- dedicated to dynamic message signs, traffic cameras and other intelligent transportation system equipment to monitor and improve…

Land Use Impacts Aquatic Life in Illinois River Basin

March 13, 2014 - in Projects, Water

The biology of small streams in the Illinois River Basin has been disturbed by a mix of factors, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. Results from the study done on 18 sites on small streams in the Illinois River Basin in northwestern Arkansas…

Central Arkansas Water Uses Cityworks Expansively in the Field

September 27, 2013 - in Corporate, Water

Central Arkansas Water (CAW) has more than sixty users operating Cityworks on laptops in the field, keeping critical asset management data up to date in real time. Currently using Cityworks in its Distribution, Customer Service, Administration, and Engineering…