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Owners or engineers who have a project that is near, approaching or crossing a levee often ask, “Do I need a 408 permit?”

What Is the Section 408 Permit?

The Section 408 permit is a requirement for altering a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) civil works project. We all generate questions...

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Owners or engineers who have a project that is near, approaching or crossing a levee often ask, “Do I need a 408 permit?”

What Is the Section 408 Permit?

The Section 408 permit is a requirement for altering a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) civil works project. We all generate questions...

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Now that Texas is recording triple digit temperatures, it's difficult to remember how much it rained in May without revisiting photos. Murphy Parks, Water Resources Design, Fort Worth,​ volunteered to help state agencies with dam monitoring in his wife's hometown after heavy Memorial Day rains.

The Gooch, Munday and Sanders dams in the Texas Panhandle town of Shamrock were experiencing flooding-related issues. Murphy helped the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) inspect and monitor the Gooch Dam, which is adjacent to a...

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TagsMemorial Day flooding, TCEQ, TXDOT, dam inspection,

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is targeting late 2015 for an update to the Engineering Manual (EM) for Design and Construction of Levees, EM 1110-2-1913, that will be available to the public. USACE anticipates that, within a couple of years, sufficient user comment will have been collected to require an additional update.

An extremely important and significant alteration to the USACE engineering design approach will be presented and will have impact far...

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In 1978, the Carter administration implemented an executive order (EO 11988) that provided standards for Federal projects within a floodplain. Basically, EO 11988 was an attempt to curtail federal projects from being built within the floodplain, with the floodplain being defined by the 100-year flood limits. The 100-year flood limit was established as a mapping limit for insurance purposes, but has evolved over the years to be interpreted by the public as a safety zone, beyond which flooding and the associated dangers are not very likely. Of course we all know and realize, this 100-year...

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Tagsfloodplain, 100-year flood, flood risk management, EO 13690,

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