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Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. In terms of number of lives lost and property damage, flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods can occur at any time of the year, in any part of the country and at any time of the day or night.

Understanding your risk and having a plan of action in the event of a flood...

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May marks Flood Awareness Month in Oklahoma, and May 18-22 marks Flood Awareness Week in Texas. The Texas Floodplain Management Association worked with Gov. Greg Abbott for an official proclamation, which you can read in full here. Earlier this year, Georgia recognized Flood Safety Preparedness Week.

Whatever the month or week, it’s always crucial to know the power of water. While dangerous floods are possible throughout the year,...

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The Texas General Land Office Community Development and Revitalization (GLO-CDR) is hosting a survey to gather input from local officials, councils of government, and river authorities for its Disaster Recovery Planning Studies Survey for Mitigation Funding. The survey requests input on planning study topics for areas that received a presidential disaster declaration resulting from the 2015 Floods, the 2016 Floods or Hurricane Harvey.

The survey will compile a list...

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MS4 stormwater program managers have until the end of May to give their input for the second MS4 Needs Assessment Survey, a collaboration between the Water Environment Federation Stormwater Institute and the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance.

Results will provide critically significant data needed for stormwater to be included in the next ASCE Infrastructure Report Card (2021) for the first time ever. The survey should take around 15 minutes to...

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Now that the Texas Water Development Board has designated 15 flood planning regions , the process of developing a state flood mitigation plan is moving further ahead, and the makeup of regional planning groups should take shape this summer.

The flood planning effort outlined in Senate Bill 8, passed by the Texas Legislature in 2019, represents a new, essential and ambitious undertaking for the state. But the framework looks familiar:...

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USACE has released version 4.4 of the HEC-HMS software after a year of development. New features include:

  • GIS toolkit for subbasin and reach delineation based on input terrain data
    • Future releases are set to include computation of parameters
  • New methodology for losses and baseflow to improve continuous simulation functionality
  • Custom Temporal Precipitation pattern inputs
  • Visualization tools
  • Improved simulation framework to reduce simulation run time
  • ...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has announced its designated 15 flood planning regions to help establish a new regional and state flood planning process.

The TWDB divided the state into regions based on river basin watersheds, and the process will develop technical tools that local decisionmakers can use to determine the best solutions for their areas. The regional flood-planning groups will develop and submit their flood plans...

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Updated on April 8: TWDB has pushed back its Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) Abridged Applications to Monday, June 15 at 5 p.m.

A new financial assistance program will soon become available to assist in the funding of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

On Nov. 5, Texas voters approved Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) . In conjunction with the...

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