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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,

Will a Huge New Flood Barrier Save Venice?

By | 2018-04-04T02:20:40+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Drone, Engineering, Storm Water|

VENICE—On a gray, late-winter day, a converted chapel in the Arsenal, the city’s medieval boatyard, hummed with 21st-century activity. Engineers were looking at screens that displayed tables, maps, and charts on the conditions of the Venetian Lagoon. This was the MOSE control center: the operational heart of a megaproject to protect Venice, one of 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

Straight talk on the practice of civil engineering and green infrastructure

By | 2018-04-04T01:09:40+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Engineering, Storm Water|

Civil engineers who work in the field of stormwater management are facing considerable challenges, from regulatory agencies who are adopting green infrastructure approaches to extreme weather events that are challenging baseline assumptions. We caught up with Elizabeth Fassman Beck, who teaches at Steven’s Technical Institute in Hoboken NJ and is the Chair of the Environment

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

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