Latest Floodplain Stories

2010-03-15 12:55:00

Project Will Reduce Flooding and Provide More Recreation Opportunities SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and The Nature Conservancy of California announced they have signed the conservation easement for a $2.2 million project in the Cosumnes River Watershed, funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).

2010-03-05 11:09:00

Funding is split to cover two areas within the watershed totaling 29.8 acres WATSONVILLE, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced floodplain easements have been signed and restoration work will begin shortly on a $357,000 project for the Pajaro River Watershed, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

2009-12-10 13:00:00

Clark School's Galloway Among Engineers and Scientists Recommending River Reconnection to Prevent Flooding Disasters COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following news advisory was released by the A.

2009-09-30 09:54:10

In a feat of reverse-engineering, Christian Braudrick of University of California at Berkeley and three coauthors have successfully built and maintained a scale model of a living meandering gravel-bed river in the lab.

2009-03-12 14:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Landowners of areas previously damaged in floods may apply for floodplain easements through USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.

2009-02-12 11:23:54

Nearly half of a home in Deerfield, Ill., is in violation of various regulations and needs to be removed from property in the flood plain, a lawsuit alleges. Officials in the suburban Chicago village allege in a lawsuit filed in late 2008 against the home's owners, Mark and Denise Richmond, that nearly 50 percent of the couple's home is extending into a flood plain, the Chicago Tribune said Thursday. Village officials are calling for the immediate removal of the portion of the seven-bedroom,...

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.

2008-07-17 06:00:28

By Carolyn Quinn, Ventura County Star, Calif. Jul. 17--Fillmore's plan to create a 90-acre business park moved forward a step Wednesday, when the Local Agency Formation Commission approved the city's proposal to annex 41 acres for the project.

2008-07-10 12:00:38

The Upper Colorado River and the San Juan River endangered fish recovery programs recently received Cooperative Conservation Awards from the U.S. Department of the Interior. The two programs were selected from a field of 700 nominees.

2008-06-17 06:00:17

By The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Jun. 17--The villages of Walton and Margaretville will receive funding for waterfront stabilization as part of $24.9 million in grants awarded from the state Environmental Protection Fund's Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. Gov.

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