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The mysterious art of cadastral land surveying

By | 2018-04-03T22:39:18+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Land Survey|

The fundamental role of the professional cadastral surveyor is to re-establish existing property boundaries, as per the intent of the original surveyor. This is extended to establishing new property boundaries as per new land development designs. Let’s think about that for a moment. The largest investment that most of us will ever make is in

Madison Water Utility wins six awards

By | 2018-03-29T15:24:56+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Engineering, Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

MADISON, Wis. - Two Madison Water Utility public works projects won six engineering and construction awards, according to a release. The Lake View Tower earned the 2018 Engineering Excellence Best of State Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin as well as an Honor Award from ACEC in Washington, D.C. The Lake

Critics say DOT road design ignored flooding science

By | 2018-03-29T15:23:45+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

SORRENTO — The state’s road department will not raise a section of the Wekiva Parkway project near Mount Dora even though it was submerged after Hurricane Irma and falls below widely accepted FEMA flood levels. George Marek, a retired Florida Department of Transportation district drainage engineer and current Sorrento resident, feels his former agency is

The ‘nightmare’ California flood more dangerous than a huge earthquake

By | 2018-03-29T14:48:34+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Hydrology, Storm Water|

California’s drought-to-deluge cycle can mask the dangers Mother Nature can have in store. During one of the driest March-through-February time periods ever recorded in Southern California, an intense storm dumped so much rain on Montecito in January that mudflows slammed into entire rows of homes. Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed, and at least

Tweaks to city floodplain proposal do not stop council critiques

By | 2018-03-29T13:41:53+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Engineering, Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

HOUSTON - Mayor Sylvester Turner’s proposal to require new buildings in city floodplains to be built higher has been tweaked to lessen its impact on existing homeowners, but that did not prevent skeptical council members from lambasting the plan at a Wednesday hearing. The new regulations, among other things, would require new homes in the

Stormwater Utility Coming into Focus

By | 2018-01-17T20:29:29+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Hydrology, Land Survey, News, Storm Water|

After a year of deliberation, Norman’s next stormwater utility proposal could be delivered to the city council as early as next month. “It’s been a long process and we’re still working on it, but we’re nearing the end of that and we’re hoping to give our recommendations in February,” stormwater committee co-chair Andy Sherrer said

Brandon Claborn, Meshek & Associates, LLC

By | 2018-01-08T17:20:56+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Engineering, GIS, Hydrology, Land Survey, News, Storm Water|

Meshek & Associates, LLC has named Brandon Claborn, PE, CFM as its Chief Executive Officer.  In this new role, Claborn will be responsible for overseeing the entire Company’s operations. As for his new position, Claborn said, “As CEO, I will be responsible for maintaining the values that have made Meshek & Associates, LLC successful, and

Mitigating the No. 1 natural disaster in the U.S.

By | 2017-12-27T21:18:38+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Buildings, Construction, Engineering, GIS, Hydrology, Land Survey, News, Storm Water|

 Here is what insurers need to know about winter flooding. Hurricane Harvey brought more than 19 trillion gallons of water to Texas, which is enough to cover all of Alaska, California and Texas — the three biggest states in the United States — with one inch of water. Additionally, Harvey brought at least 20 inches of rain

Could Houston’s leaders learn from Tulsa after Hurricane Harvey?

By | 2017-12-20T15:28:32+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Construction, Engineering, Hydrology, Storm Water|

Experts on flooding agree that it’s a terrible idea to build in or along these channels of cascading floodwater. But Harris County and Houston have allowed 20,000 parcels worth $13.5 billion to be developed in or along them, a Houston Chronicle investigation reveals. Read the first, second and third part of our Developing Storm series here.

Differentiated spring behavior under changing hydrological conditions in an alpine karst aquifer

By | 2017-12-14T19:01:49+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Engineering, Hydrology|

Limestone massifs with a high density of dolines form important karst aquifers in most of the Alps, often with groundwater circulating through deep karst conduits and water coming out of closely spaced springs with flow rates of over some cubic meters per second. Although several hydrogeological studies and tracing experiments were carried out in many