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A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land which is usually dry.The European Union (EU) Floods Directive defines a flood as a covering by water of land not normally covered by water.In the sense of “flowing water”, the word may also be applied to the inflow of the tide. Flooding may occur as an overflow of water from water bodies, such as a river or lake, in which the water overtops or breaks levees, resulting in some of that water escaping its usual boundaries, or it may occur due to an accumulation of rainwater on saturated ground in an areal flood.

America’s Hurricane Warning System

America’s Hurricane Warning System

Think of a hurricane, and what usually comes to mind first are high-speed winds. However, 90% of direct hurricane-related deaths are caused by water-related injuries, including storm surge, rainfall flooding, high surf, and deaths just offshore, according to researchers at the National Hurricane Center.

Accomplish More With Less

Accomplish More With Less

RISING POWER PRICES, NEW environmental regulations, and budget constraints are prompting many utilities—and large industrial users of water—to start looking at the Internet of Things (IoT). By fine-tuning existing processes or leveraging predictive analytics, large water consumers are finding ways to reduce their costs and carbon footprints without major retrofits

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The Marlee Float skimmer is a Surface Drain and Sediment Control device that meets EPA requirements for surface withdrawal for sediment basins. Constructed of HDPE pipe, this polyethylene float is UV resistant and virtually indestructible with no moving parts. The skimmer is also suitable for permanent use in retention

Tracking the Storm

Tracking the Storm

Think of a hurricane, and what usually comes to mind first are high-speed winds. However, 90% of direct hurricane-related deaths are caused by water-related injuries, including storm surge, rainfall flooding, high surf, and deaths just offshore, according to researchers at the National Hurricane Center.

Protecting Coastal Waters

Protecting Coastal Waters

San Diego, CA, is a city with scenic coastlines along the Pacific Ocean, a world-class zoo, a long association with the US Navy, a growing population and economy, and a lively tourism industry. Managing stormwater in this beautiful city involves dealing with a myriad of challenges.

Stormwater Goes to School

Not too long ago, there were only two colleges in the United States where one could learn about stormwater management, notes Brant Keller, public works director for Griffin, GA.

Editor’s Comments: The Learning Curve

Editor’s Comments: The Learning Curve

Welcome to our “back to school” issue. The first article covers, in part, the winners of EPA’s fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, it’s a design competition open to colleges and universities throughout the US that encourages teams of students to design

Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

In the booming 1990s, Orange County took a close look at its growing—and aging—water infrastructure to make decisions about maintaining and upgrading it. They decided to contract outside their own stormwater department for making the repairs to the system. The Stormwater Management Division in Orange County has been through many

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