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The Association of State Floodplain Managers has issued an updated version of its report Flood Mapping for the Nation, estimating that the United States needs to spend $3.2 billion to $11.8 billion to complete flood mapping necessary to help communities across the country address hazards and save lives and property.

Analyses have shown that accurate, up-to-date flood mapping saves taxpayers $2 for every $1 invested by helping cities and states plan, design...

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Texas cities are learning that there could be costly implications associated with some higher drainage standards for new development and redevelopment. Many cities have adopted design standards that require developers, as a condition to obtain a permit, to design and construct new drainage infrastructure that serves fully developed upstream watershed conditions, even if the upstream watershed is undeveloped (or only partially developed) at the time the developer seeks a permit.

The reason for this...

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Adhering to social distancing protocols enacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Center for Watershed Protection's 2020 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference originally scheduled to be held in Austin, Texas, has moved to an online format. Please visit the conference website for more information.

The virtual conference is scheduled for April 14-16. The presentations will center around increasing the resiliency of our communities in response to emerging and persistent threats to...

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The Texas Water Development Board , which is overseeing applications for grants and loans under the new Flood Infrastructure Fund to finance for flood control, flood mitigation, and drainage projects, now is providing a series of on-demand web presentations on Flood Mitigation Funding that are available on the TWDB website.

The first one, “ The Flood Infrastructure Fund Intended Use Plan ,” is available now.

The board...

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The March issue of Texas Town & City, the Texas Municipal League ’s monthly magazine, features guidance for cities on Texas’ new flood planning process.

The Texas Water Development Board is finalizing rules for allocating an initial $793 million in new state funding for grants to communities that otherwise could not afford to make flood-related repairs or build mitigation infrastructure. TWDB also is responsible for gearing up...

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Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency recognizes Flood Safety Preparedness Week March 9-13. The week encourages Georgia residents and their families to prepare for flooding.

Approximately 14 million people across the United States were impacted by flooding last year. In 2019, flooding accounted for 3 of the 14 nationally declared weather and climate change disasters with losses exceeding a billion dollars each.

Flood Safety Preparedness Week showcases a new tip...

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Texas cities, counties and other public entities have an unprecedented opportunity this year to plan for and repair damages caused by devastating floods and to protect against future storms. With new financial resources available, it’s important for community leaders to understand how to make sure their areas can benefit.

The constitutional amendments that voters approved in November 2019 resulted from new planning and funding laws passed by the Texas Legislature. Now, the Texas...

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How do you know what type of wall fits for improving a channel?

The Delaware Creek Channel Improvements project, a $50 million project for the City of Irving, utilizes three types of channel wall available. Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages, such as space, construction and speed.

Modular Block Wall

These walls are constructed by stacking precast concrete block units. These are gravity walls and resist external forces...

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