Latest Floodplain Stories

2012-08-10 23:02:58

Severe weather season is in full swing, and severe weather means a heightened chance for flooding to occur. While flooding may not be totally prevented, the threat of flood damage may be cut down through research into the flood history in the immediate area. A water restoration expert guides you through the process of determining the flood risk to your home or business. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and...

2011-08-05 00:00:30

Local Louisiana insurance company educates community about flood insurance coverage. Natchitoches, LA (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 Local Louisiana insurance and financial services provider, Cunningham Financial Group, strives to keep their local community educated and up-to-date on current events and coverage-specific news. One coverage area which Cunningham Financial Group has chosen to pay particular attention on is flood insurance. Beginning earlier this spring Louisiana residents have had to...

2011-01-19 10:56:00

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Considering purchasing property, but concerned about the flood potential? Need to estimate the cost of flood insurance? Tired of searching the Internet for reliable flood hazard information? The first-ever FloodMap Mobile app for smartphones answers these questions and many more, instantly summarizing flood risk information from FEMA, the nation's authority on flood mapping. With the FloodMap Mobile app, users have at their fingertips a full...

2010-09-08 13:32:41

Helping understand ecosystem changes and improving restoration with soil data Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that conditions in the vadose zone, the unsaturated soil below the surface but above the water table, are of particular importance to seedling survival in coastal floodplain ecosystems. ...

2010-08-03 02:38:44

Using a flood simulator, MU researchers reveal cottonwood trees as a profitable crop in devastated flood areas When the Missouri River flooded in 1993 and 1995, it left a deep layer of sandy silt that covered thousands of acres of rich farmland. Now, MU forestry researchers may have found a crop that can survive a flood and act as a sustainable source of biomass. During the 1993 flood, Gene Garrett, forestry professor and former director of the Center for Agroforestry, observed that...

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