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Kickapoo Valley flooding subject of DNR and FEMA meeting

By | 2018-04-04T06:02:03-06:00 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

Will a Huge New Flood Barrier Save Venice?

By | 2018-04-04T02:20:40-06:00 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 | 2018-04-04T01:46:02-06:00 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

Denham Springs City Council agrees to invest in ‘one-stop shop’ GIS system maps

By | 2018-04-03T22:49:50-06:00 May 28th, 2018|GIS, Land Survey|

DENHAM SPRINGS — Locating everything from fire hydrants to blighted houses will soon be a lot easier for city officials and the public. The Denham Springs City Council voted unanimously Monday night to invest in a mapping system that could host a wide variety of information about the city's assets and become a portal for residents' input.

Critics say DOT road design ignored flooding science

By | 2018-03-29T15:23:45-06:00 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 | 2018-03-29T14:48:34-06:00 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