Foundation Releases Comprehensive U.S. Flood Model, Warns Of Greater Risks

Proposed ‘Contagion’ Model Predicts Roadway Flooding in Urban Areas

Pumping Up Flood Defenses
Completed in April 2018, the $731-million Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps project represents the final component of the overall Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System that serves the greater...

Novel Computing Techniques Aid First Responders; Connected Vehicles Can Predict Flooding; Robotic Device Detects Leaks in Plastic, Metal Pipes; Sound Used to Manage Landfill Gas Collection
New developments in disaster response, rainfall tracking, water-leak detection, and landfill gas collection are highlighted....

We Struck Water! Discovery of Artesian Groundwater Solves A 50-Year-Old Landslide Puzzle
Some unstable slopes fail dramatically, but most can be characterized by gradual, if not monotonously slow, movements. Yet these latter situations can pose a dilemma when a temporary repair is much simpler...

Rapid Recovery
In May 2017, the California Department of Transportation had to contend with a massive landslide that closed a section of the iconic State Route 1 through central California’s scenic coastal region of...

Paleoflood Analyses For Dam and Levee Safety Assessments: Was that Really the "500-Year Flood"?
What is paleoflood hydrology? How are paleofloods analyzed? What are common paleoflood results? What are the implications of paleoflood analyses?...

Helicopter-Based Geophysical Reconnaissance of Levees: A Faster, Cost-Effective Tool for Assessing Their Risk
As with much of the nation's infrastructure, people are becoming more and more aware of the condition of levee systems in the United States. The media cast a spotlight on the New Orleans levee failures...

Dry Dams in the Desert: Chasing Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures with Geophysics
Homogenous embankment dam flood retention structures (FRSs) were built throughout central Arizona desert basins in the mid-twentieth century to protect mostly agricultural lands and military installations...

USGS to Release Updated Flood-Frequency Guidelines

Forensic Investigations Get to the Facts: East Side IHNC Flood Wall Breaches during Hurricane Katrina
East Side IHNC Flood Wall Breaches during Hurricane Katrina. I served as a geotechnical expert for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) supporting the defense of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...

San Antonio Creek Project Combines Flood Relief with Urban Renewal

Better Mapping, Mitigation Will Benefit National Flood Insurance Program, Senators Told
With the deadline for Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program fast approaching, witnesses before a key Senate committee call for more hazard mitigation and better flood mapping....

Deadline for Reauthorizing National Flood Insurance Program Looms Large
As the September 30 deadline for reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program approaches, Congress has taken only initial steps to devise a legislative solution....

Design for Major Flood-Control Project in Norfolk Begins to Take Shape

Digital Maps Provide Views of Potential Flooding in Washington, D.C., Region

Flood Channel Diversion Project to Benefit from Real-Time, Forecast-Based Controls

The Case for Tolerable Risk Guidelines to Manage Flood Risk: Nature Bats Last
Since ancient times, people have used levees to reduce flood risk. We have built over 30,000 miles of levees in the U.S., largely on the belief that levies will unconditionally protect people who live...

Presidential Order Streamlines Permitting, Revokes Floodplain Requirements
An executive order issued by President Donald Trump to streamline the federal environmental review and authorization process for infrastructure projects prompts criticism for revoking Obama-era floodplain...

Global Open Access Flood Data Set Released

 

 

 

 

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