Tag: flood protection

Some methods of flood control have been practiced since ancient times. These methods include planting vegetation to retain extra water, terracing hillsides to slow flow downhill, and the construction of floodways (man-made channels to divert floodwater). Other techniques include the construction of levees, lakes, dams, reservoirs, retention ponds to hold extra water during times of flooding.

Reader Profile: Chris Lochra

Reader Profile: Chris Lochra

Flooding anywhere can cause significant life loss and property damage, but geography often dictates the extent of the damage. The chief concerns in Colorado are flash flood events, partly driven by monsoons in the front mountain range out to the Eastern Plains, notes Chris Lochra.

Asset Management

Asset Management

Asset management (AM) is a popular management strategy for maintaining the level of service for water and wastewater systems. These systems have clearly defined services and objectives and have been tested and regulated for much longer than stormwater systems. Compared to wastewater, stormwater less frequently receives direct treatment to remove

New Opportunities and Strategic Models to Cope With Sea Rise

New Opportunities and Strategic Models to Cope With Sea Rise

When perspectives on sea level rise are considered, they might easily take on the glass-half-empty or glass-half-full analogy. For many, the glass is half empty and spells doom for thriving municipalities, helplessly sinking into the sea—reminiscent of the cinematic moment in which Charlton Heston finds the Statue of Liberty submerged

Sea Rise

Sea Rise

When perspectives on sea level rise are considered, they might easily take on the glass-half-empty or glass-half-full analogy. For many, the glass is half empty and spells doom for thriving municipalities, helplessly sinking into the sea—reminiscent of the cinematic moment in which Charlton Heston finds the Statue of Liberty submerged

Picturing the Flood

Picturing the Flood

As stormwater modeling software improves, stormwater professionals are discovering the ability to obtain more accurate information for typical projects as well as an increasing number of ways in which it can be used.

EPA Awards $2.1 Million for California Wetlands and Streams

EPA Awards $2.1 Million for California Wetlands and Streams

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $2.1 million in grants to protect and restore wetlands and streams across California. Supporting these aquatic resources can improve water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, flood protection, and recreational opportunities.

“Healthy wetlands and streams are key to the vitality

Reader Profile: Bill O’Brien

Reader Profile: Bill O’Brien

The list of services performed by Bill O’Brien’s company, NextGen Engineering in California and Arizona, reads like an encyclopedia of erosion control techniques. O’Brien, P.E., CFM, QSD, is not only passionate about doing diversified work, but also about paying it forward in training the next generation of water resource practitioners,

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