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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. While the size of a lake or other body of water will vary with seasonal changes in precipitation and snow melt, these changes in size are unlikely to be considered significant unless they flood property or drown domestic animals.

“Giant Toilets You’re Unable to Flush”

“Giant Toilets You’re Unable to Flush”

After the devastating floods from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we’re hearing a lot about the houses and other structures that have been destroyed. But what if your house was flooded and is salvageable? It’s not only water you’re dealing with—which would be bad enough—but also the many toxins and pathogens

“Unlawful Government Takings”

“Unlawful Government Takings”

Among the many, many flooded homes in Houston after Hurricane Harvey are some for which the owners say the government is responsible. A group of homeowners is suing both the Army Corps of Engineers and the San Jacinto River Authority for releasing water from a reservoir—water, they say, that damaged

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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.

AEM Members Step Up to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

AEM Members Step Up to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas late last month and caused substantial damage and devastation over the course of a few days, leaving hundreds of thousands fighting to save their flooded homes, flattened communities and waterlogged possessions.

The strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade, the storm

AEM Members Step Up to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas late last month and caused substantial damage and devastation over the course of a few days, leaving hundreds of thousands fighting to save their flooded homes, flattened communities and waterlogged possessions.

The strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade, the storm

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