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  • Flood Control Pumps

    The threat of floods has been part of our lives ever since mankind changed their nomadic ways and decided to settle in certain places. Obviously some parts of the world are more prone to floods than others, but it has been a global problem throughout history and it is still affecting people all over the world today. Recent images from central Europe show that floods still pose a real threat and ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Flood control expansion

    Flood Control, USA, has recently introduced Oscar Martinez to the Chicago Illinois Branch of Flood Control to further enhance the productivity of its damage restoration services in the area. Illinois is known for its widely varying climate (specifically snow and thunderstorms) because of its close proximity to the Great Lakes. With the flood season approaching quickly, Flood Control wants to be ...

  • A Brighter Future - Flood Control in Korea

    Each year, Korea experiences two months of high flood risk during the monsoon season. KJI, a Grundfos Group company, is highly respected as a supplier of flood control ...


    By Grundfos

  • Homeowners in NYC struggling to control the flooding

    Homeowners around route 209 in Wawarsing are still trying to push the floodwaters out of their homes. The residents have taken a battering by both a man made flood and a natural one. Since Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee have swept across New York City and the Gulf Cost, they have left devastation in their path. Major flooding problems have been caused by the disaster since their strike ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • Flood Control at IFAT 2008: Controlling Bodies of Water

    Farsighted flood control and shore protection are environmental protection tasks with optimum priority, not the least due to the climate change. How can we support natural retention basins of water reservoirs and what protection do technical solutions provide? As the leading international trade fair of the environmental protection industry, IFAT 2008 has included ...


    By Messe München GmbH

  • Baltimore region embraces program to locate, map, assess and repair water distribution assets

    Over the past decade, the City of Baltimore has seen vast improvements in control point operability and system sustainability of its water distribution assets. The report card is looking better each year. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works shoulders a big responsibility.  The Department provides 265 million gallons of water daily to 1.8 million ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Pennsylvania Governor budgets $100m for flood control

    Declaring that Pennsylvania must act boldly to fix its huge number of structurally deficient bridges, high-hazard dams and outdated aviation and rail freight facilities, Governor Edward Rendell this week urged the General Assembly to approve his rebuilding Pennsylvania proposal. The governor's $28 billion budget proposals includes $100 million for flood-control projects over the next three ...

  • Environmentalists Win Halt to Missouri Flood Control Project

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must stop construction on the St. John's Bayou/New Madrid Floodway Project in Missouri, a federal court in Washington ruled Friday. The controversial flood control project is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in the 'bootheel' of southeastern Missouri. Judge James Robertson of the U.S. ...

  • Public Input Welcome on Houston Flood Control

    The Harris County Flood Control District, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has opened a public comment period to receive input on the Buffalo Bayou and Lower White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Study in the greater Houston area. The study investigates flood damage reduction and ecosystem restoration alternatives to ...

  • Northern California flood control projects fast-tracked

    Four levee improvement projects to control flooding in Northern California will move ahead quickly, funded by $211 million from a bond measure already approved by voters, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday. Of the almost $5 billion in Proposition 1E and 84 funding passed by voters in 2006 for flood protection, more than $3 billion has not yet been allocated, according to the ...

  • Major flood repair helped by remote control boat

    A remote control boat equipped with a SonTek M9 Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®) has been employed with HydroSurveyor software to create a 3-dimensional map of a damaged (and still submerged) flood barrier, following serious damage that took place during last December’s storms. Data from the survey enabled the Environment Agency to act swiftly and effectively to repair the damage and ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Keeping floods at bay in Semarang

    Located at the seaside in an area with heavy rainfall, the Indonesian city of Semarang is prone to flooding. Every year, uncontrollable water masses wreak havoc on people’s homes and lives. A unique solution shelters citizens from the water masses. Semarang is situated on the northern side of the island of Java. The pulsating metropolis is home to approximately two million people, ...


    By Grundfos

  • Compensating for re-directed flooding

    Flood prevention actions can redirect flooding to another location. A new French survey indicates that current local compensation policies to deal with this situation may be financially unviable. It suggests more practical solutions would involve insurance schemes and state intervention, as well as local water management institutions. The EU Directive on the Assessment and Management of Flood ...

  • Flood-free Fens

    The pumping station designed by Atkins for the Middle Level Commissioners at Wiggenhall St Germans in Norfolk was formally opened on Wednesday 20 April 2011 by Lord James Russell. The £38M pumping station, which pumps the land drainage and flood flows from the middle level system into the tidal River Ouse, is the biggest facility of its kind in the UK with a capacity 40% greater than the ...


    By Atkins

  • Sandbags are Needed for Severe Flooding

    With the recent flooding we have seen in the East and South, being prepared can not only save lives and property, but allow you to provide the needed protection without large human workforces. With the SandMaster, sandbags can be filled and placed at an amazing rate providing a very viable solution for your emergency flood control needs. The ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • Russian spring flood threats

    Dozens of villages were flooded and roads washed out in Saratov Region, Russia. Rescue teams evacuated more than 600 people. A monastery with precious icons and frescos near the town of Pskov submerged. Specialists say that this is only the beginning of the spring flood in Russia and the water level is still far from its maximum. The day before scientists and experts in emergency control ...

  • Pakistan floods: lessons learnt

    According to Patrick McCully, Executive Director of International Rivers, there are three vital global lessons to learn from the ongoing flood catastrophe in Pakistan. The main lesson is that mismanagement of river systems by building dams and embankments for the benefit of short-term gain, such as along the Indus, has major long-term costs. Firstly, the rise in the planetary temperature has ...

  • Invisible Flood Control Wall Successfully Protects Vermont’s Burnham Hall from Hurricane Irene Flooding

    Flood Control America is proud to have helped protect a beloved town community center from the Hurricane Irene flooding that inundated Vermont. The town of Lincoln, Vermont, had the foresight after the disastrous flood of 1998 to use pre-disaster grant assistance to invest in and install The Invisible Flood Control Wall to protect the town’s community center, Burnham Hall – and last weekend when ...


    By PRWeb

  • Flood Control America Celebrates and Supports NOAA´s Flood Safety Awareness Week

    “NOAA’s National Weather Service does so much to promote flood safety, and Flood Safety Awareness Week is a shining example of that,” said FCA spokesman Bryan Fryklund, CFM. “We’re promoting this week on social media and our flood control blog to try to help get the word out about the importance ...

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