Tag: floodplain

A floodplain or flood plain is an area of land adjacent to a stream or river that stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls and experiences flooding during periods of high discharge. It includes the floodway, which consists of the stream channel and adjacent areas that actively carry flood flows downstream, and the flood fringe, which are areas inundated by the flood, but which do not experience a strong current. In other words, a floodplain is an area near a river or a stream which floods when the water level reaches flood stage.

Building Design with Sea Rise in Mind

Building Design with Sea Rise in Mind

There’s an unusual occupant in the penthouse suite of many Manhattan high-rise buildings today. It’s not America’s wealthy elite or mice with multi-million dollar views. The premium, top-floor space is increasingly occupied by emergency generators meant to sustain building residents when disaster strikes.

“Along coastlines and lake shores and riverfronts across

Succession Planning: Keeping the Knowledge on Your Team

Succession Planning: Keeping the Knowledge on Your Team

Are you ready to keep things running if your top manager or operator left tomorrow?

Join Neal Bolton and Kasem Cornelius to learn how to develop and implement an effective succession plan at your organization to keep operations up-and-running, including: knowledge transfer and transition planning, system and materials development, training and

Eleven Times Bigger Than Central Park

Eleven Times Bigger Than Central Park

It’s been done in a lot of other places, but Dallas is doing it bigger than anyone else: turning a floodplain into an urban park. The 10,000-acre park—actually a series of them—along the Trinity River will be part of a nature preserve containing green spaces and other public amenities like

XP Solutions Releases XPSWMM 2017

XP Solutions Releases XPSWMM 2017

Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.; Brisbane, Australia; Newbury, United Kingdom –
XP Solutions, a world leading provider of software solutions aimed at improving the physical and social environment, proudly announces the release of XPSWMM and XPSTORM version 2017. XP Solutions once again offers state of the art improvements to our hydrodynamic software models

Stream Buffers 101

Stream Buffers 101

Stream buffers are natural areas adjacent to streams and waterways that remain free of ­devel­opment, con­struction, or other alterations and play an important role in maintaining predevelopment water quality. The riparian vegetation stabilizes stream channels, provides terrestrial and aquatic habitat, slows runoff rates, reduces runoff volume, and filters development runoff.

Improving Compaction, Equipment Utilization, and Daily Cover

Improving Compaction, Equipment Utilization, and Daily Cover

While most landfill managers agree that compaction is their top issue, little is done – beyond buying new equipment – to solve the problem. Good compaction requires a comprehensive approach of soil management, equipment optimization, and effective techniques.

Join Neal Bolton for the third session in our Airspace Management Master Class exploring

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Known for its involvement with banking and auto racing, Charlotte is one of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the US. The city’s 2014 estimated population is nearly 810,000.

Stream Buffers

Stream Buffers

Stream buffers are natural areas adjacent to streams and waterways that remain free of ­devel­opment, con­struction, or other alterations and play an important role in maintaining predevelopment water quality. The riparian vegetation stabilizes stream channels, provides terrestrial and aquatic habitat, slows runoff rates, reduces runoff volume, and filters development runoff.

Rogue Warriors of Water Operations: Keeping a Good Team from Going Bad

Rogue Warriors of Water Operations: Keeping a Good Team from Going Bad

Water operators are some of the most trusted, knowledgeable, and customer-facing people at a utility. And yet…operators are rarely heard or included in water management decisions. The result…miscommunication, rogue teams, and public safety hazards.

Join returning speaker Melanie Goetz to explore the pivotal (yet neglected) role of Operators in water management, and

Helping the Fish to Cross the Road

Helping the Fish to Cross the Road

In recent years, efforts to restore fish habitat in the US have gained momentum. It has been recognized that barriers to fish passage have suppressed populations of salmonid fish species such as coho, Chinook, steelhead, and others. These fish are important for many reasons. According to the Wild Salmon Center

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