Flooding


U.S. House Approves $31B Solution for Ike Dike; Vote Next

Committees in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have approved the biennial Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which would authorize a long list of water infrastructure projects, including the $31 billon Ike Dike megaproject to protect the Texas coast around Galveston from rising waters....


VIDEO: NCDOT Equips State Roads With Cutting-Edge Flood-Warning System

When the next hurricane strikes North Carolina, the state will be armed with an advanced flood-warning system that relies on a network of 400 river and stream gauges. In making the announcement May 23, the state's Department of Transportation (NCDOT) said on its website that the new system will allow the agency for the first time to analyze, map and communicate in real-time any flood risks to roads, bridges and culverts....


VIDEO: Maryland County Secures Loan to Build Tunnel in Flood-Prone Ellicott City

The largest and potentially most-effective aspect of Howard County, Maryland's $165 million plan to minimize flooding along Main Street in historic Ellicott City will break ground later this year. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced May 24 in a press release that the county has secured a low-interest loan to build a 5,000-ft.-long tunnel that will divert water away from Ellicott City's Main Street and into the nearby Patapsco River....


Largest Floodplain Restoration Project in California Under Way

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) Between vast almond orchards and dairy pastures in the heart of California's farm country sits a property being redesigned to look like it did 150 years ago, before levees restricted the flow of rivers that weave across the landscape....


NYC Makes $148M Investment in Southern Brooklyn Sewers

NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Rohit T. Aggarwala and NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Thomas Foley announced the completion of the $148 million, three-phase program to reduce street flooding, ensure the reliability of the drinking water delivery system, improve the health of Fresh Creek and Jamaica Bay and make neighborhood roadways safer for all users....


Reed & Reed Leads Replacement of Aging, Deteriorating Bridge in Maine

The Maine Department of Transportation is replacing a deteriorated bridge in Woolwich and adding another new bridge to the project to address flooding concerns on Route 1. The total cost of the project is approximately $40 million and the construction contract is $33.5 million....


Moveable Flood Gate Installed at East Side Coastal Resiliency

Commissioner Thomas Foley of the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced that the first massive gate that will help protect the Lower East Side from future coastal flooding was installed Feb....


Major Flood Risk Management Project Kicks Off on New York's Long Island

New York state officials, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and project partners, gathered Dec. 17 at Fire Island Lighthouse to mark the start of construction works for a major coastal-storm risk-management effort....


Lane Breaks Ground On Kansas City Flood Protection Project

The Lane Construction Corporation, the United States subsidiary of Webuild Group, has broken ground on the Kansas City Levee Flood Risk Management Project. The $258 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) contract will reduce the risk of a levee breach and overtopping during future flooding events in the surrounding area....


NCDOT to Widen, Raise I-95 Through Lumberton to Prevent Floods

Torrential rain from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 sent the Lumber River over its banks onto Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., closing the East Coast's main north-south highway for several days. Just two years later, it happened again after Hurricane Florence....