Tag: flood control

Flood control refers to all methods used to reduce or prevent the detrimental effects of flood waters. Flood relief refers to methods used to reduce the effects of flood waters or high water levels.

Critical Support

Critical Support

We’ve all had it happen. Either ourselves or our neighbors have had their basements flooded during a major rainfall. To make matters worse, a lightning strike has taken out the neighborhood power grid, rendering the basement sump pump inoperable. It’s a helpless feeling to watch as the water rises up

Recharging Our Water Resources

Recharging Our Water Resources

Most states in the US have had long-established groundwater management regulations that all water agencies must comply with, except for California—until it adopted the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in 2014. Agencies outside of the state are paying attention.

The Test of Time

The Test of Time

In channel stabilization, time is the test of the resiliency of a chosen solution. Several projects worldwide have demonstrated mitigation approaches that are making the grade.

Case in point: the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is a 3.91-kilometer-long suspension bridge linking Kobe, the capital of the Hyōgo Prefecture on Honshu Island, to Iwaya

River Vision: Denver’s South Platte Communities Transformed

River Vision: Denver’s South Platte Communities Transformed

Collaborative construction delivery models such as construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) with preconstruction services are increasingly proving beneficial to owners and contractors. City and County of Denver’s River Vision is a stunning example of how these methods are providing increased value.

Reconnecting Floodplains

Reconnecting Floodplains

It’s getting harder to predict the weather. As this New York Times article points out, “Researchers say it is unclear whether climate change will make California drier or wetter on average. What is more certain is that the state will increasingly whipsaw between extremes, with drier dry years, wetter wet

CHP and Microgrids—A Profitable Pair

CHP and Microgrids—A Profitable Pair

Often, two technologies emerge more or less simultaneously, and then reinforce each other as mutually compatible technologies. In doing so, they can create a kind of synergy together and make one another more efficient, more cost-effective, more profitable, and more useful—like a pair of horses working together to pull a

Data, Data, and More Data

Data, Data, and More Data

From 2012–2016, the state of California was under the spell of one of the worst droughts in history. During this four-year time frame, we witnessed expensive media campaigns urging residents to reduce their use, and some cities in the Central Valley actually started rationing water supply for residents. With the

A New Team of Horses

A New Team of Horses

Often, two technologies emerge more or less simultaneously, and then reinforce each other as mutually compatible technologies. In doing so, they can create a kind of synergy together and make one another more efficient, more cost-effective, more profitable, and more useful—like a pair of horses working together to pull a

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