Flooding


Crews Replacing Historic Route 66 Rio de Flag Bridge

The Rio de Flag Flood Control Project is a 20-year effort between the city of Flagstaff and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent life/safety hazards and property damage caused by significant flood events in Flagstaff....


Four Annapolis, Md., Projects in FY 2022 Budget Could Change City's Landscape

In April, the city of Annapolis, Md., received word that the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) would finally award a $3 million grant to help pay for a proposed stormwater pump on Compromise Street in the Maryland capital to address flooding and other climate-related impacts....


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Breaks Ground on Iowa's Ditch 6 Levee Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in conjunction with the city of Hamburg, Iowa, conducted a groundbreaking ceremony May 5 to kickoff construction to rehabilitate the Hamburg Ditch 6 levee....


Lane Construction Wins $258M KC Flood Protection Project

On May 12, Lane Construction Corporation, the United States subsidiary of Webuild Group, announced it has been awarded the Kansas City Levees Flood Risk Management Project. The $258 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract will reduce the risk of a levee breach or overtopping and subsequent major flood damage within the heart of Kansas City's industrial and commercial districts, reducing the flood risk to more than 27,000 residents and employees and more than $10 billion in infrastructure, including one of the largest networks of United States Class I rail yards in the nation....


Homeland Security to Fix Flood Issue in Rio Grande Valley

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Biden administration announced recently that it will begin work to address the risks of flooding and soil erosion from unfinished sections of the wall on the U.S. border with Mexico and will cancel military-funded contracts as it shuts down one of President Donald Trump's signature domestic projects....


USACE's Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Moves Forward

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $67 million contract to Industrial Builders Incorporated of West Fargo, N.D., to complete the Interstate 29 grade raise portion of the Fargo, N.D....


Following Major Floods in Cape Vincent, N.Y., New Building Projects Begin

Groundbreaking has been announced for the first of seven projects awarded to the Village of Cape Vincent, N.Y. On March 30, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced the start of construction of a Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) project in Cape Vincent....


New Flood Mitigation Efforts in Ellicott City, Md., Include Tunnel Extension

Nine buildings that were previously set to be demolished as part of the Safe and Sound plan for Ellicott City, Md.,'s flood mitigation efforts will now be saved, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced March 25....


Finish of Baton Rouge's $343M Anti-Flood Project Pushed to Late 2022

The Comite River Diversion Canal, a long-awaited flood-control channel for the Baton Rouge, La., area, is expected to take a year longer than anticipated to build and will not be finished until December 2022, federal officials have announced....


Feds to Urge Barriers, Elevation to Fight N.J. Back Bay Flooding

The federal government will recommend flood control measures including storm surge barriers, floodwalls and elevating homes and other buildings in a report later this year on combating back bay flooding, a major problem in New Jersey that gets comparatively less attention than oceanfront storm surge....






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