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2008-09-15 18:00:18

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released new advisory floodplain maps for Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley cities and counties. "Many of the existing flood maps do not reflect the most accurate information about the flooding potential," said DWR Director Lester Snow. "The new DWR floodplain maps will help provide a better understanding of the true risk of flooding to public safety and property." The maps are available at...

2008-09-15 18:00:18

By ALASTAIR CRAIG FORGET expensive man-made defences-the humble beaver could be the solution to devastating floods. Wildlife expert Kevin O'Hara believes they could combat growing problems with flooding in the North East. When there's heavy rain, their dams and canals can divert flood waters away from areas of human population which are usually further downstream. The beavers also create natural wetland wildlife havens so other species thrive around them. In the UK it costs...

2008-09-15 09:00:28

Three Gorges Project's water level rise plan won't pose flood control harm: experts YICHANG, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese experts said Friday that although the Yangtze River was still at flood season, the plan to raise the water level of the Three Gorges Project water to 175 meters in mid-September would not pose any flood control harm. No exact date was given for starting to do so, which is still awaiting approval from the State Council, the country's Cabinet. This broader timetable,...

2008-09-12 09:00:24

China to repair 6,240 reservoirs by 2010 KUNMING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- China would finish repairing 6,240 mid-size and small at-risk reservoirs by the end of 2010, said the Water Resources Minister Chen Lei. Chen made the remarks here at a working conference in the capital city of southwest China's Yunnan Province. Senior water officials said these reservoirs are "weak points" in the country's flood control work. More than 2,300 of the most at-risk reservoirs have been repaired...

2008-09-10 21:00:13

By Richard Sadler New research by the Met Office has revealed that official predictions for sea level rise are out of date because they do not include the effects of melt water from the massive Greenland ice sheet.The situation is so serious that the Environment Agency is being forced to review its flood defence plans for London. Contingency plans for other major low-lying cities Hull, Newcastle, Glasgow and Norwich will also have to be re-evaluated.The extent of the problem was revealed...

2008-09-10 18:00:15

By Rhona Ganguly West Midlands homeowners recovering from the effects of the weekend's floods have been warned to brace themselves for an "awesome storm" tonight . Despite some respite today with expected drier conditions, MeteoGroup UK predicted a heavy storm tonight and heavy showers for Friday. A spokesman described the recent weather as "fairly typical" for autumn. He said: "We are at that time of year where we are between seasons and the weather is very changeable. "It is...

2008-09-09 12:00:18

By Linda McKee The other day I settled down to a recording of Gardener's World - a few weeks old - which included a brief weather forecast for the following day. Although it warned to be beware of heavy rain, there was little indication of the devastation that would be wreaked on Northern Ireland - bridges and houses submerged, motorists swimming to escape their cars, the Westlink underpass filled to the lip. Unexpected as those sights were, they weren't the end of it. Three weeks later...

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By Lee Filas lfilas@@dailyherald.com Communities along the swollen Fox and Des Plaines rivers are bracing for flooding and closely watching weather reports. How much flooding will depend on the overnight rainfall. State officials warn that if National Weather Service predictions of an inch of rain hold true, parts of Lake, Cook, McHenry and Kane counties could be in for the second instance of significant flooding in eight months. Last August, more than 400 homes along the Fox River...

2008-09-03 21:00:10

By Alexandra Wood The Environment Agency has said while it can protect 99 per cent of the people living around the estuary, it will not be able to maintain the defences for some properties in sparsely-populated areas.Officials have said in 10 to 20 years they may have to issue "withdrawal" notices ceasing to maintain defences to 668 properties in the Sunk Island area, 62 around Kilnsea and 10 at Skeffling. Another 28 properties could be affected at North Ferriby and 24 at Hessle.Some...

2008-09-02 15:00:13

Water Resources and Dr. Mahmoud Abu Zeid said that flood waters is continuing to reach High Dam Lake on daily basis and we are storing amount of it and the rest issued for daily use of agriculture, industry and drinking water which is reaching now almost 235 million cubic meters a day. Flood water coming out of Tana Lake on the Ethiopian plateau reaches the High Dam Lake in just ten days, he added. This comes as a result of heavy rain fall on the Ethiopian plateau.The flood water runs 1341 km...


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2012-08-03 11:43:48

Four major events occurred yesterday, the first being the formation of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which is now located just east of the Windward Islands with winds near 45 knots. The second was the heat in the Southern Plains as many places saw temps over 100F with heat index values near 105-110 for the region. High temperatures are again one of the main story makers across the country. 100 degree temperatures continue to plague Texas and Oklahoma. Eleven out of the last 14 days in...

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