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Advisory Group Urges Better Flood Protection in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s levees need to be strengthened and repaired, especially in rural areas hit hard by prolonged flooding in 2019, according to an advisory group appointed by Gov. Mike Parson. St. Louis Public Radio reported that the …

North Dakota Town’s Levee Project Won’t Help Protect Some Homes

A $4 million flood protection project in Bismarck, North Dakota, set for next year will affect nearly two dozen properties that won’t be protected by the levee that’s being built. The Burleigh County Water Resource District’s project will damage driveways, …

California Flood Protection Means More Room for Rivers

After more than a century of building levees higher to hold back its rivers, California took another step Friday toward a flood-control policy that aims to give raging rivers more room to spread out instead. The plan, adopted by the …

New Jersey Shore Homeowners Drop Suit Fighting Sand Dunes

Some of the most resolute holdouts against a plan to build protective sand dunes in a part of the New Jersey shore hit hard by Superstorm Sandy have dropped their lawsuit against the plan. Seven homeowners in Margate, south of …

Sinking New Orleans Partly Due to Groundwater Extraction

Geologists have long known that New Orleans is slowly sinking – but now, scientists using radar technology say groundwater sucked up by industrial facilities such as a power plant, oil refineries and chemical complexes may be contributing to the problem …

New Jersey Lawmakers Question $15M Federal Flood Protection Funding

New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday were left scratching their heads wondering why the state got only $15 million in federal flood protection funding. Legislators on the Democrat-controlled Senate oversight committee said they’ll have to wait for the U.S. Housing and …

Work Begins on Louisiana Levee Project

Terrebonne Parish flood protection planners are taking the first steps toward building the western footprint of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system in Louisiana. The 98-mile system’s newest authorization from Congress earlier this year extended its footprint about16 miles west from the …

Louisiana Floodwall Project to Begin Next Year

A project to protect 375 homes and 15 businesses in Larose, La., including North American Shipyard, from flooding and storm surge will begin in January. The Daily Comet reports Lafourche Parish government inked an agreement following its Oct. 28 council …

New Jersey Shore Braces for Next Big Storm

Sea Bright is a great example of how difficult it is to truly prepare a Jersey shore community for the next big storm. The low-lying community on a narrow strip of sand between the ocean and the Shrewsbury River floods …

Louisiana Parish Considers Flood Walls to Protect Schools

School officials in Vermilion Parish, La., are moving ahead with plans for a concrete wall and pump system to protect more of the parish’s schools from floodwaters. The Advocate reports the latest project calls for spending $2.8 million to erect …