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Conveying water in steep heights

By | 2018-04-04T06:13:05+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Hydrology, Land Survey|

To increase the reliability of electric power supply for its mining operations, Peruvian mining company Buenaventura elected to develop a hydroelectric project in the Pallca River basin of the Andes Mountains in Peru, approximately 130 kilometers east of the capital city Lima. Water conveyance for hydropower in the high mountains of the Andes is often

Kickapoo Valley flooding subject of DNR and FEMA meeting

By | 2018-04-04T06:02:03+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Engineering, Hydrology, Storm Water|

VIROQUA - The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) will hold a meeting on Monday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Vernon County Erlandson Building, 318 Fairlane Drive in Viroqua. The meeting is intended to begin an evaluation of the floodplain maps and mitigation planning

Bozeman questions FEMA’s take on downtown flood risks

By | 2018-04-04T05:44:18+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

Swaths of downtown Bozeman might get new rules to live by as a federal agency redraws the map of where nature could collide with the city. City hall and people invested in keeping Main Street pretty and busy are spending a chunk of money to ensure those changes are justified. The Federal Emergency Management Agency,

Remapping Montecito: FEMA establishing new ‘hazard zones’ and 100-year-flood elevations

By | 2018-04-04T02:06:40+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Engineering, Hydrology, Land Survey|

Last week, the owners of a one-story house on Santa Elena Lane sought preliminary approval from the Montecito Board of Architectural Review for an 800-square-foot addition and a new wall in the front yard to deflect floodwaters from Montecito Creek. The 1/9 Debris Flow carried mud right up to the house but not inside. The

Borough, FEMA floodplain map numbers not in sync

By | 2018-04-04T01:46:02+00:00 July 16th, 2018|GIS, Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have been working on new flood plain maps for Southeast Alaska, with implementation anticipated by early next year. For Ketchikan and other areas, the new maps expand the number of properties considered in a flood-risk area. Those properties will be required to have flood insurance, if they hold a federally

The first steps in flood mitigation at Melrose Terrace

By | 2018-04-04T01:39:18+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Engineering, Hydrology, Storm Water|

BRATTLEBORO — The last days for 11 Melrose Terrace units are coming quick. Project leaders are waiting on Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to get started on the demolition and excavation work. "This is the first unveiling of our work to date on what we're going to do with Melrose Terrace," Chris Hart, executive director

With a green makeover, Philadelphia is tackling its stormwater problem

By | 2018-04-04T01:34:17+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Architecture, Engineering, Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

enjamin Franklin, Philadelphia’s favorite son, described his city’s stormwater problem well: By “covering a ground plot with buildings and pavements, which carry off most of the rain and prevent its soaking into the Earth and renewing and purifying the Springs … the water of wells must gradually grow worse, and in time be unfit for

Our legacy of liveable cities won’t last without a visionary response to growth

By | 2018-04-04T00:47:19+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Hydrology, Land Survey|

Australia’s major cities are growing more rapidly than ever before, gaining three million residents in a decade. Concerns about the risks to their long-term livability and health are growing too. Is the consistent placing of Australian cities at the top of most liveable city rankings a reason for complacency? The fastest-growing city, Melbourne, is experiencing

Hudson River cleanup scope expanded by EPA

By | 2018-04-03T22:47:14+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Engineering, Hydrology, Land Survey|

NEW YORK — On Jan. 29, Region 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it will evaluate, in close coordination with the State of New York, approximately 1,800 sediment samples taken in 2017 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation from the Upper Hudson River. EPA also will continue efforts to complete

Surveyors tasked on sustainable flood management

By | 2018-04-03T22:45:24+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Engineering, Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

As memories of the devastating flooding that ravaged towns in Lagos Island, Niger, Akwa Ibom states and other parts of the country in July 2017 are yet to leave the victims, governments at all levels have been tasked on the need to engage the expertise of licensed land surveyors for sustainable flood risk management in