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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

Bozeman questions FEMA’s take on downtown flood risks

By | 2018-04-04T05:44:18-06:00 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 | 2018-04-04T02:20:40-06:00 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

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

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

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

By | 2018-04-04T00:47:19-06:00 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 | 2018-04-03T22:47:14-06:00 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

Tweaks to city floodplain proposal do not stop council critiques

By | 2018-03-29T13:41:53-06:00 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