flood protection project Articles

  • Flood protection - Flood walls

    Manitoba Hydro is the electric power and natural gas utility in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Located only minutes north of the US border at North Dakota, Manitoba Hydro have generating stations and sub-stations located in the Red River Valley. This critical infrastructure is vulnerable to annual river flooding and, with flood predictions and forecasts for Spring 2011 at the highest in ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • ‘Smart’ flood alleviation system protects Portsmouth

    In late 2014, Southern Water completed a major project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in parts of Portsmouth and Southsea. Substantial works were undertaken to divert runoff and tidal ingress, and a ‘smart’ hydrometeorological monitoring system was installed to enable prompt diversion of excess water during periods of high rainfall. Sewer level monitoring is undertaken in ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Flood protection in Miami Dade county - Case Study

    Introduction: Miami-Dade County has experienced remarkable growth over the past thirty years, with a population that has grown to 2.3 million. Consequently, difficulties exist in maintaining a stormwater management system that meets the increased needs of the community. Unusually large precipitation events in 1999 and 2000 caused flooding in some Miami neighborhoods that were built in ...


    By XP Solutions

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chooses ArmorMax® for Napa River Flood Protection Project in Napa, California case study

    PROJECT SUMMARY In January 2006 Napa River dikes were overtopped, resulting in land-side erosional damage. The critical nature of the structure required the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to implement risk reduction techniques, such as levee armoring. The Corps selected ARMORMAX® to protect the City of Napa with a sustainable soft armoring solution that is vital to flood protection efforts. ...

  • UK Government announces cash injection for flood defence projects

    On 2nd December, the British Government launched the National Infrastructure Plan 2014. Within this plan, the Treasury pledged a £2.3 billion investment in flood defences across the UK. This 6 year programme of investment will inject much needed cash into ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Security projects

    Location: Belle Chasse, LA Unit: C-3315 and C-4315 Project: Flood, security and spill walls Conoco Phillips Alliance Refinery sits approximately 20 miles downriver (Mississippi) from the city of New Orleans. During 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, Conoco Phillips suffered massive damage, owing to hurricane storm surge and its resulting flooding. The six-month production downtime at Conoco ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Molly Ann`s Brook- geocell wall and channel protection for the US army corps flood control project, Haledon, New Jersey - IECA `2000 Paper - Case Study

    In the summer of 1999, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, designed and constructed a flood protection project for Molly Ann’s Brook, located mainly in Paterson and Haledon, N.J. The brook is a tributary to the Passaic River, which flows through an urban area in New York Harbor. Communities along the 2.5-mile stretch of the brook have been subject to repetitive flooding ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Molly Ann`s Brook- Geocell Wall and channel protection for the us army corps flood control project, Haledon, New Jersey - IECA `2000 Paper - Case Study

    In the summer of 1999, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, designed and constructed a flood protection project for Molly Ann’s Brook, located mainly in Paterson and Haledon, N.J. The brook is a tributary to the Passaic River, which flows through an urban area in New York Harbor. Communities along the 2.5-mile stretch of the brook have been subject to repetitive flooding ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Geoweb Erosion & Hard-Armor Protection Mccook Quarry Flood Reservoir - Case Study

    Project overview Permanent erosion protection was necessary for the McCook Quarry flood reservoir for the City of Chicago. The reservoir averages 300 ft deep and is approximately 1.75 miles in diameter. The 105 ft long slopes above the quarry face required a system that would be low maintenance and stable at 2H:1V. A major site specific challenge was installing an erosion control product on ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Downtown Shall Not Flood Again

    ABSTRACTThe City of Richmond, Virginia conducted a study to evaluate local drainage system in its downtown business district to remedy conditions that cause flooding more than once in a twoyear period. The main goals of this study are to evaluate the capacity of the storm water collection system in the downtown area to handle the 2-year storm event, identify system constraints and provide ...

  • Living with the floods, not against them

    “Yes, we are illiterate sir, but we are engineers as far as our experience with water and rivers is concerned”, says Phushi Mahato, a villager in the Gosi Kandak floodplains in North-Bihar in India. As an outcome of water resource management that failed to understand the role of fluvial regimes in delta, Phushi and his fellow village members have now become vulnerable to floods ...


    By Wetlands International

  • DESWAT project in Romania

    Background Romania has a wide-area stream network which is of great importance for the drinking water supply of the population. In order to enable timely precautions for the protection of the drinking water supply and the ecosystem in case of limit values being exeeded, an early warning system is projected. In the past few years, Romania had to cope with massive flooding. Therefore the ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Low Cost Flood Warning Solution

    Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Supply and installation of flood warning system Supply of Hawk XT telemetry loggers for use with tipping-bucket rain-gauges plus supply and installation of telemetered flow gauges to the SEPA west area as part of a flood warning instrumentation project. Each flow gauge was comprised of a Teledyne RDi Channelmaster H-ADCP ...

  • Flooding of lowland peatlands in Southeast Asia

    Vast lowland areas of Southeast Asia will be frequently and irreversibly flooded before the end of the century unless action is taken to stop the destruction of peatlands. A radical change in land-use is needed. In particular the palm oil and pulp wood sectors must stop developing new plantations on peat and plan to phase-out existing drainage-based plantations before they are flooded. If no ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Living with floods in the Mahanadi Delta, India

    In October 2013, one of the fiercest cyclones to hit the Bay of Bengal for many years made landfall on the low-lying delta coast of the Indian state of Odisha. With winds battering the coastline at more than 200 kilometres per hour, the structural damage from cyclone Phailin was intense. Thousands of straw, timber and bamboo homes were destroyed across the delta of the River Mahanadi, one of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Storm protection - Levee systems

    Location: Lake Pontchartrain, LA Unit: C-3315 Project: Levee elevation When some levees in and around New Orleans subsided, they no longer met US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) Category 3 Storm Protection requirements. With the 2004 hurricane season quickly approaching, a speedy and reliable solution was sought by East Jefferson Levee District (EJLD). HESCO Bastion Environmental provided a ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Watershed Project Presents Challenges

    Dennis McAlpine, P. E., project engineer at Houston Engineering, Inc. (HEI) acknowledges he enjoys a professional challenge. He has one. And so do several other folks connected with a $3 million water management project to clean up lakes in the Rice Creek Watershed District (RCWD), as well as other projects. The district is in the north/northeast sector of the metropolitan area and includes parts ...


    By EPG Companies Inc.

  • Rio Salado Environmental Restoration Project

    The Rio Salado Environmental Restoration Project (Project) has been 40 years in the making and is the first of its kind in the desert southwest. It has become the benchmark for future river restoration Projects. The Project restores a 5-mile section of the Salt River (Rio Salado) that goes through the very core of the City of Phoenix. The Salt River provides essential 100-year flood protection ...

  • Water management solutions minimize flood damage

    Human societies around the world have used timber as a building material for thousands of years. As wood is the only significant biological building material we are naturally inclined to believe that using wood in construction is good for the environment. As a matter of fact the environmental benefits of using timber are not straightforward: although it is a natural product, a large amount of ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Room for the River as an anecdote to Europe’s flood woes

    As part of a training course on river restoration sponsored by the RESTORE project, I recently visited the Waal River, a main branch of the Rhine River, flowing through the Netherlands. Here the Dutch are making ‘Room for the River’, restoring floodplains to reduce the risks of floods and creating benefits for people and nature. On the heels of recent ...


    By Wetlands International

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