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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…

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…

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…

Almond Orchards Flooded in California to Restore Groundwater

January 21, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Supply

Researchers from the University of California, Davis are studying whether almond orchards can be used to restore water to depleted aquifers. The excess water in the irrigation system from recent storms is being used to flood the farm of Nick Blom in Modesto…

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 to the U.S. Geological Survey. “The flooding that began Christmas weekend is the most extensive and…

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

January 11, 2016 - in Financial, Maintenance

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 Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to help repair…

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. Widespread flooding has caused 13 fatalities, hundreds of road closures and more than 1,000 power outages…

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…

Water Levels Surpass Records in Illinois River Basin

December 29, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Water

Since Saturday morning, parts of eastern Oklahoma received up to 12 inches of rain from Winter Storm Goliath. Water levels at many U.S. Geological Survey gages in that part of the state were already high due to previous rains. USGS instruments indicate that…

Multiagency Team Working to Reduce Erosion and Flooding Threat in Eastern Washington

December 11, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Erosion control

CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – Washington’s devastating 2014 and 2015 wildfire seasons put vast areas of the state at risk of erosion and flooding, posing additional dangers to residents and communities.  Today, a collaborative effort among all levels of government…