U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News

Corps of Engineers Considers Nature-Based Flood Control

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is known for damming rivers and building levees to keep waterways at bay. But a new initiative seeks natural flood control solutions as climate change brings increasingly frequent and severe weather events that test …

Flooded Tennessee Town Wrestles With How, Where to Rebuild

WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — In the 100 years that Jim Traylor’s family had lived in his house in rural Waverly, Tennessee, it hadn’t once flooded. The normally shallow Trace Creek where he had fished and swam as a kid had …

Is Climate Litigation Covered by Insurance?

Federal or state court? How will attribution science impact climate litigation? The questions aren’t the only ones of interest to insurers and reinsurers wanting to understand the potential for mass climate liability claims in the years ahead. Another key question: …

Questions Continue on $16B Back Bay Flood Plan in N.J.

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are trying to explain a proposed $16 billion billion plan to address back bay flooding, one of the major sources of storm damage at the Jersey Shore, but plenty of important questions remain. …

Six Decades Removed From Last Big Flood, La Crosse Not Resting

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The city of La Crosse hasn’t experienced a flood that triggered a flood insurance claim in nearly six decades, but Sarah Rafajko doesn’t want city residents to become complacent. “Just because we haven’t had a …

Louisiana Could Make First Levee Debt Payment Without Loan

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rather than borrowing, Louisiana could make its first $400 million payment in cash to the federal government for upgrades made to the New Orleans region’s flood protection system after Hurricane Katrina, if lawmakers agree to …

Great Lakes Water Surge Eases After 2 Record-Setting Years

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday. Although still …

After Floods, Eureka, Region Rethink River Management

EUREKA, Mo. (AP) — Kathy Butler now keeps waders, rubber boots and water pumps in her law office. The old brick building on South Central Avenue wasn’t in the flood plain in the 1980s. But it is now. In 2015, …

Officials: A Dam in Oregon Could Fail in a Large Earthquake

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that a large earthquake — which is expected to occur again in the Pacific Northwest sooner or later — could cause the spillway gates of a dam in …

US to Urge Barriers, Elevation to Fight NJ Back Bay Flooding

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — 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 …