Tag: Flooding


Flooding damage to levees is cumulative — and often invisible

January 21, 2020

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

Recent research finds that repeated flooding events have a cumulative effect on the structural integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that the increase in extreme weather events associated with climate change could pose significant challenges for the nation’s aging levee system. […]


Raised Bridge, Road Resolve Iowa City’s Flooding Problem

December 23, 2019

Via: ENR

Iowa City’s Dubuque Street, a key artery that parallels the Iowa River, had a history of flooding—but in recent years floods have been worse and have had a much bigger impact. The road carries more than 25,000 vehicles a day […]

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Army Corps of Engineers’ first P3, a $2.8B flood control project, restarts

August 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Flooding in the Fargo-Moorhead area causes about $238 million of damage each year, and a 500-year flood event would likely flood almost all of Fargo, a large portion of Moorhead and surrounding communities. Six of the area’s top 10 floods […]