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KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- While a new America THINKS survey from HNTB Corporation shows six in ten (60 percent) Americans believe their area is prepared to deal with the potential damage from an extreme storm, hurricane or extensive flooding, events this spring have shown otherwise.
A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that negligence by the US Army Corps of Engineers led to massive floods in parts of New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.
Report finds significant improvements since Hurricane Katrina BOSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- GEI Consultants, Inc., a national water resources, geotechnical, environmental and ecological science and engineering firm, announced today that firm Principal R.
By Monica Davey The levees along the Mississippi River offer a patchwork of unpredictable protections. Some are tall and earthen, others aging and sandy, and many along its tributaries uncataloged by federal officials.
By Deb Gruver, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jun. 22--As Iowa and Illinois scurry to save homes and businesses from historic flooding, Wichita's public works director is warning that the Big Ditch was never meant to handle the kind of floods that have swamped parts of the Midwest.
New Orleans needs a single person responsible for its levee system in order to avoid another Hurricane Katrina-style disaster, the American Society of Civil Engineers said on Friday.
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pledged on Thursday to seek more outside review of its work and to better explain the risks and benefits of projects aimed at avoiding a repeat of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy.
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who in June admitted that design flaws in the levees his agency built to protect New Orleans caused most of the flooding during Hurricane Katrina, has asked to retire, the Army said on Thursday.
By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A splintered U.S. Supreme Court failed on Monday to decide whether the federal government can regulate wetlands away from navigable waters in a case that provided the first indication of anti-environmentalist views by President George W.
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