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.
CULTEC specializes in providing chambers for stormwater management and manufactures chambers that adhere to strict standards. The Recharger 902HD chamber is a 48-inch-tall, ultra-high-capacity chamber that has been designed and tested in accordance with ASTM F2787 “Standard Practice for Structural Design of Thermoplastic Corrugated Wall Stormwater Collection Chambers.” Following rigorous
Images of people wading through flooded Miami Beach, FL, streets have made the city the poster child for sea level rise and climate change effects. The City is actively engaged in a stormwater and flood control program including installing pumps, raising roads, and elevating seawalls. As the City’s chief resiliency
Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the March/April 2013 issue of Stormwater.
Although various forms of rainwater harvesting have been used for thousands of years, as an organized industry, it is still in its infancy. At present, no national standards are in place regulating its use, although various states and
It has often been said that without water there would be no life. However, the presence of water is only one factor in the equation. It is not water alone that guarantees the presence of life; to sustain life the condition of that water must fall within a very specific
You may have read recently about China’s “sponge cities.” They’re an approach to what we commonly call green infrastructure—an attempt to reduce flooding and infiltrate stormwater runoff in some of the areas most affected by rapid urbanization. China has spent $12 billion so far—with federal and local governments and private