Tag Archive: Morganza spillway

Jun 03 2013

A Few Good Reads (6/3/13): Flooding in Oklahoma Less Than 2 Weeks After Devastating Tornadoes

This week: Flooding in Oklahoma less than 2 weeks after devastating tornadoes, Iowa City dodges major flooding for now, more on the Washington State bridge collapse, China stepping up flood preparations after 55 people die in May flooding, the latest USACE cost analysis of the Morganza to Gulf Coast levee along Louisiana coast, and plugging …

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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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May 18 2011

A New Flood of Record on the Mississippi?

As of noon MST on Tuesday, the flow at Vicksburg, Mississippi is over 2.22 million cubic feet per second (cfs), meaning the 2011 Mississippi flooding is close to the 1927 flood, the highest on record at 2.28 million cfs. This past Saturday, May 15, the Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza spillway for only the …

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