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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…

USGS Crews Measure Record Flooding in Central Texas

November 2, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Surveying/Mapping

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding in parts of central Texas following intense rainfall. Rainfall totals exceeding 10 inches…

Large Rain Totals and Flooding Hit Texas and Louisiana in Wake of Hurricane Patricia

October 26, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

The combination of front moving into the state from the northwest on Friday combined with heavy moisture from Hurricane Patricia from the south has led…

Floods in South Carolina Set 17 USGS Streamgage Records

October 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater

During the historic October 2015 floods in South Carolina, 17 U.S. Geological Survey streamgages recorded the highest peak streamflow and/or river height (or stage) since those streamgages were installed. An additional 15 USGS streamgages recorded peaks in…

Mold Inspection Houston Provides Needful Services in Wake of Flood Catastrophes

October 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2015—Early estimates from the recent South Carolina flood disaster have topped $1 billion in insured losses, and a significant chunk of the overall cleanup cost will likely be mold remediation. The warm, moist, subtropical climate, combined…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Million in Emergency Relief for Roads and Bridges Damaged by Flooding in Missouri

October 5, 2015 - in Corporate, Emergency, Stormwater

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

El Niño and La Niña will Exacerbate Coastal Hazards Across Entire Pacific

September 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Erosion control, Planning

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The projected upsurge of severe El Niño and La Niña events will cause an increase in storm events leading to extreme coastal flooding and erosion in populated regions across the Pacific Ocean, according to a multi-agency study published…

Major Midwest Flood Risk Underestimated by as Much as Five Feet, Study Finds

July 1, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

June 30, 2015—As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests federal agencies are underestimating historic 100-year flood levels on these rivers by as much as five feet,…

Flooding in Central, South Texas Put Layers of Climate and Economy on Display

June 10, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Stormwater

June 10, 2015—From infrastructure to climate change, the disaster impacts areas of daily life. The month of May saw heavy, concentrated thunderstorms dump immense amounts of rain onto the Texas Hill Country and southeast Texas, causing historic flooding…

President Declares Disaster for Oklahoma

May 28, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Oklahoma and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts…