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Combined Sewer Overflows

New York City distributes 7,600 free rain barrels to residents

Dec. 6, 2023
The city’s Department of Environmental Protection hosted over 100 free rain barrel giveaway events in the summer of 2023, providing 60-gallon rain barrels to capture stormwater...


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Flood Control

Illinois celebrates project to increase stormwater capacity in Lake Forest

Nov. 8, 2023
A project to address flooding issues in Lake Forest built a new pump station, constructed two detention ponds and added storm sewers.
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Flood Control

Jefferson County, New York completes six flood resiliency projects

Nov. 1, 2023
Six flood resiliency projects in Jefferson County have recently completed construction, protecting water treatment plants and other public infrastructure.
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Flood Control

Stanford develops rapid method for flood severity analysis

Oct. 30, 2023
New Stanford research has developed the Floodplain Adaptation Strategies Testbed, a rapid method to analyze flood severity, exposure, and impact.
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Stormwater Management

Why are complex stormwater pump stations important?

Oct. 30, 2023
Exploring how stormwater pump stations play into flood mitigation
Images courtesy MWRD.
Improvements on the Crestwood Drainage Ditch, or Laramie Creek, extend from 135th Street to the Cal-Sag Road, improving local water quality and protecting neighbors from flooding.
Flood Control

MWRD, Crestwood unveil completed flood control project

Oct. 27, 2023
A series of stormwater management improvements provide flood relief for 82 homes, businesses and other buildings from up to 100-year-rain events.