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  • 4 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new model has been developed that can be used at the regional level to determine quickly and accurately how often rivers will burst their banks and to predict the severity of flooding. This risk profile is linked to indicators such as population numbers, economic growth and agriculture, allowing the expected damage to be mapped […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Repairs to the Bertrand Creek levees started yesterday as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials commenced construction on six separate sites, totaling 1,500 feet, located on the left and right banks of Bertrand Creek near Lynden, Washington. Damages were caused during a January 2015 flood event which overtopped a levee causing erosion, scour, sloughing and […]

  • 18 April 2013

    Inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District rated maintenance of two levee systems along Butte Creek south of Chico unacceptable. The Sacramento District conducted periodic inspection of the levee systems Feb. 14 – March 1, 2011. Initial findings were provided Feb. 10, 2012 for review to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The 53rd U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, met with key stakeholders from the Port of Houston Authority (POHA) and Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) to discuss Corps projects in the Galveston District during his July 23 visit to the […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, at the home of Katherine Graves & Tom Ryan, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to swiftly investigate flooding along the Grassy Sprain Brook in Yonkers and provide the best mitigation strategies to prevent future flooding into this residential neighborhood. Up […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District rated maintenance of 10 levee systems in rural Merced and Madera counties unacceptable, and gave a minimally acceptable maintenance rating to one additional Merced County levee system. The Sacramento District conducted routine inspection of the 11 levee systems between March 2011 and September 2012. Final […]

  • 28 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Construction begins on the £4.8 million Marton West Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme that will protect properties in central Middlesbrough against flooding from the beck, the sea, and surface water. The project is being delivered by the Environment Agency and Middlesbrough Council, and was initiated by the Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. The contractor working […]

  • 21 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Many of the flood risk assets that were damaged in the extreme weather since December are already being repaired by the Environment Agency – with repairs to over 350 defences already completed, restoring protection to over 115,000 homes. A further 650 assets have repairs planned or underway, to restore protection to a further 180,000 properties. […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The first phase of Exeter’s £30 million flood defence scheme will begin next month with improvements to the main flood relief channel. When finished the new scheme will reduce flood risk to approximately 3,000 homes and businesses throughout the city. The Environment Agency and its partners, Devon County Council and Exeter City Council, will also […]

  • 7 February 2014

    42 new flood schemes have been given the green light by Floods Minister Dan Rogerson yesterday. A further 13 schemes previously given funding will also begin construction, bringing the total number of schemes starting work to 55 for this year. In all the new schemes starting construction this year will provide protection to over 42,000 […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Senator John Hoeven recently hosted a two-day workshop in Minot with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), as well as financial and philanthropic experts, to find creative funding solutions and help advance comprehensive flood protection for the Souris River Valley. This effort comes as the result of Hoeven’s meeting with FEMA Administrator Brock Long in […]

  • 30 November 2012

    People living and working in Penclawdd, Swansea, are invited to attend a public drop in session to find out more about Environment Agency Wales proposals to reduce flood risk in the area. There are 133 properties in Penclawdd at risk of tidal flooding from the Loughor Estuary. Extreme weather conditions combined with high tides can […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Highland Council has invited people in Thurso to attend a public exhibition highlighting proposals for flood prevention measures along the River Thurso. The council is currently developing a Flood Protection Study (FPS) for the river to identify solutions that will alleviate the risk of flooding. An exhibition on Tuesday, 22 January, from 2pm – […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    A flood defense scheme in Somerset, carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, has been recognized in two national awards schemes. The Cannington Flood Defense Scheme, completed earlier this year, has been awarded a 2017 Green Apple Environment Award and is shortlisted in the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards. The […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    More than 2,000 homes and businesses in Great Yarmouth will be better protected from the risk of flooding after the first phase of an Environment Agency major flood defense project has been completed. The EA has recently finished the £28 million phase of work to replace over 500 meters of tidal defenses, which reduces the […]

  • 24 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Tucson Water, a department of the City of Tucson, Arizona, temporarily reduced the flow of the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project earlier this week, and now the Pima County Regional Flood Control District can remove sediment from the river channel that has accumulated over the last 30 years, Tucson Water informs.  Beginning the week of […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee has launched it’s business plan for 2017/18. The group will oversee spending of almost £22 million to protect hundreds of homes across the north east as it sets out its objectives for the next year. The NRFCC plan for 2017/18 will include continued work at Greatham in Hartlepool, Killingworth […]

  • 2 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    With the Sandy anniversary a day away, the de Blasio Administration has announced continued progress on the City’s OneNYC resiliency program that will prepare neighborhoods, economy and public services to withstand and emerge stronger from the impacts of climate change and other 21st century threats. Some projects include dunes to protect coasts; storm water management and […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Army Corps of Engineers teams are completing flood protection measures in the Skagit River basin and on the Olympic Peninsula. One team is assisting the Quileute Tribe at La Push, Wash., with placement of as much as 500 tons of large rock at an area where a jetty ties in with the land and is […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ghana’s Ministry for Works and Housing has renewed the contract with Dredge Masters to dredge the lower section of the Odaw channel in Accra from Caprice to the outfall sea bridge. According to Mr. Atta Akyea, the sector Minister, under the two-year contract, the company will also evacuate and properly dispose of the dredged material at […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Links between Team Van Oord and the University of Brighton continue to strengthen, with a delegation of first year civil engineering students visiting the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls in December. The £31 million flood defense scheme is being carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, […]

  • 3 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, will host a public scoping meeting at Woodland Community Center today to discuss the Lower Cache Creek flood risk management study. This study follows previous efforts in the region to implement flood risk reduction measures along Lower Cache Creek. A tentatively selected plan was identified and released in […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Sacramento District awarded a $6.4 million construction contract on September 30 to James Fisher Jr. Excavating of Willows, California. According to USACE, the company will provide construction work on the Hamilton City Phase 2B Levee Improvement Construction Project. Hamilton City is located approximately 90 miles north of Sacramento and […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Infrastructure is embarking on a scheme to protect areas of Castletown from flooding during extreme weather events, the Isle of Man Government said in its latest release. The £2.3 million project is part of the Government’s overall strategy to mitigate the impact of rising sea levels and severe weather as a result […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a $5.7 million contract to Lecon Inc., for the construction of the north detention basin and outfall structure at Greens Bayou, a tributary to Buffalo Bayou. The contractor is scheduled to start mid November 2015 and will be required to clear and excavate the basin […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are currently evaluating several flood risk management alternatives for the Rahway River Basin, with the preliminary findings to be shared with area residents at two public information sessions to be scheduled in late May or early June 2014. Included in the […]