Tag Archive: flood protection

Jun 17 2013

A Few Good Reads (6/17/13): What Next in Germany? 2012 Second Costliest Disaster Year in U.S.

This week: What’s next for flood prevention in the aftermath of massive floods in Germany, before and after aerial photography of the Germany flooding, extreme jet stream pattern triggers historic Europe flooding, 2012 second costliest ever for disasters in the U.S., $20B plan outlined for New York City, and a Colorado River water supply shortage …

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Jan 28 2013

A Few Good Reads (1/28/13): Jakarta Flooding Part 2? Is California Due for a Megaflood?

This week: Government trying to prevent more flooding in Jakarta, more photos from the flooding in Jakarta last week, lessons from a forgotten California megaflood, and asking why we do river restoration. Govt Salts Clouds Over Sea to Prevent Jakarta Floods (Jakarta Globe) The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology on Saturday began …

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Dec 14 2012

Eltham 2011 Flooding

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These are all from last year on Christmas in Eltham, Victoria Australia.  I couldn’t find much info about the event, but there is a lot of video showing various parts of the flooding. Railroad Washout   [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcqmYeK9iRk?rel=0]  

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Dec 03 2012

A Few Good Reads (12/2/12): What if a superstorm strikes..?, Napa Flood Protection Completed, and Northern CA avoids serious flooding.

What if a superstorm strikes Sacramento? Billions of dollars in levee and dam improvements are under way in the area, supported by local, state and federal tax dollars. But emergency officials are quick to acknowledge that a levee break can still occur.  

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