Water + Stormwater

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USGS responds to Hurricane Harvey

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to bring historic rainfall to east Texas, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) crews are navigating the floodwaters by truck and boat to make streamflow measurements that will help determine the depth and extent of the catastrophic flooding now underway.

CH2M partners with Shell on restorative natural infrastructure

CH2M created the first natural infrastructure project in partnership with Shell Pipeline Company LP (Shell) along the Ship Shoal corridor in Blue Hammock Bayou.

NYC completes largest-ever expansion of Bluebelt System on Staten Island

A $48 million infrastructure upgrade added more than three miles of storm sewers, installed hundreds of catch basins, replaced existing water mains, and included the largest ever expansion of the Bluebelt system.

USGS installs storm-tide sensors prior to Harvey’s arrival

Five U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) crews installed around 20 storm-tide sensors along the Texas coastline within the areas between San Luis Pass and Corpus Christi. The equipment will be installed on bridges, piers and other structures that have a good chance of surviving a storm surge during a hurricane.

Many Texas beaches likely to erode, be overwashed, or inundated by Hurricane Harvey

New projections from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) indicate Hurricane Harvey is likely to cause significant beach erosion along the Texas coastline, with water overtopping dunes and in some cases inundating areas.

Short Course: Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute, in conjunction with The Ohio State University, Owens Corning Science and Technology, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and the Ohio Department of Transportation, is offering a Short Course on Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications.

Study to address D.C.-area flooding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, signed an agreement July 18 with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) to begin an approximately $3 million, three-year study on possible ways to address coastal flooding and storm damage across more than 57 square miles in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas of suburban Maryland and northern Virginia.  

Favorable court decision advances NAWS project

The North Dakota State Water Commission and U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation have been granted permission to proceed with efforts to restart construction on the Northwest Area Water Supply (NAWS) project in the wake of a positive ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Green roof industry had double-digit growth in 2016

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), the North American green roof and wall industry association, announced that the industry grew by double-digits in 2016 according to its 2016 Annual Green Roof Industry Survey.
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