Tag Archive: bridges

Jan 14 2013

A Few Good Reads (1/14/13): The 2012 Disaster Tally and Underestimating the Elwha Dam Removal

This week: Hurricane Sandy tops the 2012 disaster list, the silt total underestimated at Elwha Dam, the Morganza levee project swells in cost, using biomimicry to protect coastal cities, and the decaying thousands of bridges in America . Hurricane Sandy Tops 2012 Disasters, But More in Store for 2013 (Property Casualty 360) Flood losses are …

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Sep 24 2012

A Few Good Reads (9/24/12): Condit Dam Removal Complete, Minor Flooding Again in Bangkok

This week: Condit Dam removal is complete, minor flooding in Bangkok again, the potential cause of the Lower 9th Ward flooding during Hurricane Katrina, trying to bridge the gap in awareness of infrastructure issues, and pushing for PE licensure mobility. Condit Dam removal complete (The Columbian) The announcement is a milestone for the removal that …

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Jul 16 2012

A Few Good Reads (7/16/12): San Clemente Dam to be Removed

This week: San Clemente Dam to be removed, the aftermath of the Russian and Minnesota floods, and value pricing and changing the client relationship. California to Remove San Clemente Dam (ASCE) On June 21 the California Public Utilities Commission approved a plan to remove the 106 ft tall San Clemente Dam on the Carmel River …

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Jan 11 2012

The Monday Deluge in Houston

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video platform video management video solutions video player On Monday, Houston got hit with storms delivering upwards of 6 inches of rain including heavy winds and speculated tornadoes. At one point, rain gages recorded almost 2 inches of rain in less than 10 minutes! Streets were so inundated in some places that boats had to …

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