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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Sep 21 2021
After a city contractor broke a gate valve on a water main, waters 30 inches deep surged through Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, early Sept. 21…
Sep 15 2021
After Tropical Depression Ida, New Jersey American Water updated customers that all its operating areas are withstanding widespread flooding and that…
From 2006 to 2019, the Des Moines River has lost three acres of soil and the receding shoreline was approaching an existing roadway.
From 2006 to 2019, the Des Moines River has lost three acres of soil and the receding shoreline was approaching an existing roadway.
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Sep 9 2021
The West Fork of the Des Moines River in Palo Alto County, had experienced years of erosion and flooding.  From 2006 to 2019, the riverbank had…
Sep 8 2021
Several storm water projects are underway in Palmyra, Missouri.  According to The Hannibal Courier-Post, the work will begin with work on the south…
Sep 7 2021
Presto Geosystems www.prestogeo.com  •  920. 738.1328 New Orleans’ three outfall canals — 17th Street Canal, London Avenue Canal and Orleans Canal—…
Sep 7 2021
Bowie Ind. www.bowieindustries.com  •  800.433.0934 In June 2015, floodwaters streamed down Fountain Creek at a rate of nearly 18,000 cubic feet per…
Sep 7 2021
Red Valve Co. www.redvalve.com  •  412.279.0044 The Ballygawley River flows next to St Ciaran’s High School in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. In…
Sep 6 2021
International engineering firm Walter P Moore has released a new paper entitled "An Introduction to Flood Protection: What Owners Need to Know to…
Sep 2 2021
The National Weather Service Office serving New York City issued a Flash Flood Emergency  Aug. 1 evening, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which…
Aug 23 2021
Henri was expected to continue to bring heavy rain to interior Massachusetts, western New England and New York, nearly 24 hours after the storm made…
Aug 20 2021
Corvias Infrastructure Solutions, a leader in public infrastructure development and program management, announced its closing with the Urban…
Aug 11 2021
Tropical Storm Fred formed Aug. 10 night off the coast of Puerto Rico, becoming the sixth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.…
coastal systems
As sea levels rise, pipes that storm water is supposed to flow out of are being filled with seawater pushing inland.
Aug 4 2021
Coastal communities can no longer afford to manage storm water and sea level rise as separate issues. Sea levels are rising and all that extra water…
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Communities of varying size are embracing green infrastructure and adapting to their size and geography.
Aug 3 2021
From the Gulf Coast to the New Mexico desert, communities in diverse settings are increasingly recognizing the importance of building green storm…
Aug 3 2021
Louisiana's Gov. Edwards joined the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) along with federal, state, and local officials for a…
Katie Johns
Katie Johns, managing editor SWS
Aug 2 2021
Summer in the storm water sector is a wide spectrum. At one end of this spectrum, the west is facing severe droughts and at the time of writing this…
Aug 2 2021
Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law House Bill 200, the Clean Water for Delaware Act. This bill creates a new Clean Water Trust with the…
Jul 29 2021
The Senate has voted to begin work on a national infrastructure plan, which includes $550 billion in new infrastructure spending. This comes after…
Jul 22 2021
At least 12 people were confirmed dead in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital after record-breaking storms flooded a train. More than 7.8 inches of…
Jul 21 2021
Connecticut has been experiencing heavy, damaging rain as of late. According to Gary Lessor, chief meteorologist at the Western Connecticut State…
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