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Floods and Flooding

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  • Tide gauges to monitor Hampton, Severn rivers

    Tide gauges to monitor Hampton, Severn rivers
    Tide gauges being installed on rivers in Gloucester and Hampton will allow scientists and residents alike to have a better understanding of local tides and forecasting. "This is one piece of our whole monitoring network, not just in the Chesapeake Bay...
  • Park Ridge rejects flood control project

    Park Ridge rejects flood control project
    A $48.7 million flood control plan proposed for the neighborhood near the Park Ridge Country Club is all but dead after aldermen overwhelmingly rejected its kickoff contract. Meeting as its informal committee-of-the-whole, the Park Ridge City Council...
  • Niles Stormwater Commission looks at flood projects

    During its first meeting of 2015, the Niles Stormwater Commission looked at the flood relief projects that are still in planning stages as well as the progress of the projects that have already been approved. During the Jan. 20 meeting, Heys and...
  • Wilmette stormwater management could cost $75 million

     Wilmette stormwater management could cost $75 million
    Reeling from "sticker shock" after learning that fixing Wilmette's flooding woes could cost as much as $75 million, village officials said Wednesday that there are no simple solutions to stormwater management. "There is not a silver bullet solution that...
  • Elmhurst waiting for parks' approval on flood control

    Elmhurst waiting for parks' approval on flood control
    Members of Elmhurst's Public Works Committee said Monday they are hopeful that Elmhurst Park District commissioners will reach final decisions this week on city proposals for temporary stormwater detention on parkland — none too soon for some flood-...
  • Elmhurst Park District reconsiders city use of land for flood control

    Elmhurst Park District commissioners are reconsidering a city proposal to use park lands for flood control. A consulting engineer said improvements to city infrastructure would protect more homes from catastrophic flooding than temporary stormwater...
  • Lake O dike repairs planned near Belle Glade

    Lake O dike repairs planned near Belle Glade
    The next phase of repairs in the slow-moving fix for Lake Okeechobee's troubled dike targets a 6-mile section stretching through western Palm Beach County, federal officials announced Wednesday. Lake Okeechobee's 70-year-old dike is considered one of the...
  • Niles adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan

    The Village of Niles Board of Trustees unanimously adopted the Cook County Multi-Juristicational Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan was put together by Chicago-based Tetra Tech consulting company on behalf of the Cook County Department of Security and...
  • Feds Rate Condition Of Hartford's Levees And Flood Control System As 'Unacceptable'

    Feds Rate Condition Of Hartford's Levees And Flood Control System As 'Unacceptable'
    Federal inspectors have flunked the city of Hartford on its maintenance – or lack of it – on a massive system of levees, conduits and other installations that guard an estimated $1 billion worth of buildings and urban infrastructure from...
  • More Lake Okeechobee draining begins Friday

    More Lake Okeechobee draining begins Friday
    High water levels in Lake Okeechobee are triggering a new round of lake water draining to the east coast to lower South Florida flood risks. Draining away water eases the strain on the lake's troubled dike, considered one of the country's most at risk of...
  • DuPage County to compete for federal grant to fix flooding problems

    DuPage County is vying for federal dollars that would help address persistent flooding problems throughout the area. The county is throwing its hat into the National Disaster Resilience Competition, an effort aimed at helping local communities rebuild...