Flood Control

Flood control is an important part of the storm water industry. From the latest news to the newest products, read below for solutions and innovations to help with your flood control challenges.

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Jan 17 2022
50 million gallons of sewage contaminated storm water were discharged into the Alewife Brook from the cities of Cambridge and Somerville,…
Jan 14 2022
Every fall, Storm Water Solutions (SWS) reaches out to its audience to see how the year went. Through the survey, we hope to gain insight into how…
Jan 13 2022
Governor Ron DeSantis announced that approximately $17 million has been awarded to the city of Bonita Springs in Lee County.  The funds are awarded…
Jan 11 2022
Motorists and residents using Isipingo Main Road, south of Durban, in South Africa, are urging the eThekwini Municipality to unblock storm water…
Jan 10 2022
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, is still in the process of repairing and upgrading its Waggaman landfill after severe flooding from summer rains. This…
Jan 6 2022
A new report found that surface water quality and groundwater throughout Cape Cod has degraded for the third year in a row. The Association to…
Dec 31 2021
Sacramento’s McKinley Park recently reopened with multiple new amenities, including a 6 million gallon underground water vault to catch storm water…
Dec 29 2021
Petersburg, Virginia, is receiving two grants to address storm water drainage issues in the city. The funding entails: a comprehensive drainage study…
Dec 15 2021
Orange and Los Angeles counties faced a powerful storm that made its way through the region on Dec. 14. The rain and snow storm resulted in flooding…
Dec 6 2021
The Hydro-Brake® Optimum vortex flow control provides customized water quantity management across a wide range of flows and for a variety of…
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While the original Kure Beach DIS was designed to address pathogen pollution to prevent beach closures, the Caswell Beach DIS project applied the same concept to address the dangers associated with road flooding.
Dec 1 2021
Most of the time, when a road floods, it is just a minor inconvenience leading people to find another way around the flooded area. However, when the…
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This is the project's initial master plan. Once the FEMA models had been properly reassessed, with improvements and additional topographic detail, the current French Creek redevelopment project became viable.
Dec 1 2021
In Phoenixville Borough, Pennsylvania, 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia, the former Phoenix Iron Works foundry lies alongside the waterway of…
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Passive flood protection minimizes the need for human interaction, however, this is not always feasible. While active flood protection may have lower costs, it typically requires human intervention to deploy the system. Image credit: photo: EugeneF / stock.adobe.com
Nov 30 2021
Flood protection is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters, according to the Federal Emergency…
Nov 30 2021
Location: Vallejo, California Cost: $3,678,811.82 Size: N/A Owner: Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District Managers: Mark Tomk & George Gourgui…
Nov 30 2021
Location: Anaheim, California Cost: $3,316,218 Size: 37,000 square feet Owner: City of Anaheim Managers: Gary Solsona, Kevin Miako & Tim Flint…
Nov 30 2021
Location: Fairmount Heights, Maryland Cost: $469,515 Size: ~200 square yards Owners: Corvias Infrastructure Solutions & Prince George’s County,…
Nov 30 2021
Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina Cost: $775,000 Size: 0.35 acres Owner: City of Rock Hill Manager: David F. Dickson Designer: Matt Crawford &…
Nov 17 2021
A massive wind and rain storm that began Nov. 12 is causing flooding and mudslides in the Pacific Northwest near the Canadian border. According to…
Nov 10 2021
The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District is investing $1.8 million to increase storm water capture and recharge in the Yucaipa Basin in…
Nov 5 2021
Cities across the United States face ever-increasing threats from climate change—whether from fires, droughts, or heavier and more frequent storm…
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