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Dry weather tames New Brunswick flood

Posted By goopsgoops in Miscellaneous

More than 500 families had registered with the Red Cross and left their homes. About 120 were staying at shelters in the Fredericton area.

But many others have simply abandoned their homes to stay with friends and relatives, so it remains unclear how many have been displaced.

At one point, officials said about 1,300 homes were threatened by the river, but they couldn't be more specific abou http://thechronicleherald.ca -

Corps wants to raise New Orlean's levees to 18 feet; St. Charles may get 100-year protection

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

The levee protecting the east bank of St. Charles Parish from a hurricane storm surge should be raised from an average height of 13 feet to as high as 18 feet to protect the parish from a so-called 100-year hurricane, according to the Army Corps of Engineers' preferred plan.

The levee, which includes nine miles of earthen levee and 3,000 feet of floodwall, is currently authorized to be built a http://www.nola.com -

Highest Flood Recorded on Lower Mississippi River Since 1973

Posted By dficklin in Hydrology

The largest flood on the lower Mississippi River since 1973 was measured on April 22 in Vicksburg, Mississippi by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The flood was caused by intense rainfall throughout the Midwest during March and April. http://www.usgs.gov -

New New Brunswick flood worry: boil water advisory in action

Posted By Waterlover in Planning and Management

Several New Brunswick communities along the St. John River have been placed under boil water advisories due to this week's flooding.

But there was some good news as emergency officials said that water levels are on the decline on Saturday, along the upper reaches of the St. John River. However, the crest is moving downstream, causing problems in Sheffield and Jemseg, two communities south of http://www.ctv.ca -

Catastrophic Flooding Changed The Course Of British History

Posted By maplover in Fluid Mechanics

A catastrophic megaflood separated Britain from France hundreds of thousands of years ago, changing the course of British history, according to research recently published in the journal Nature. http://www.sciencedaily.com -

Prepare for bigger and more frequent floods

Posted By Waterlover in Planning and Management

he world should expect more and bigger floods in the years ahead, and there are "major lessons to learn" to prepare for them, according to the organizer of an international symposium on flood defence being held in Toronto this week. "Flooding is continuously the No. 1 natural disaster all over the world," said Slobodan Simonovic, research chair of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction http://www.canada.com -

Flooding threatens northern Sweden

Posted By Waterlover in Miscellaneous

The national weather service, SMHI, has issued a warning for extremely strong currents in streams near the coast in southern Norrbotten in northern Sweden.

In central Boden, which lies about 40 kilometres inland, embankments are being constructed to protect against flooding and roads have been closed in several areas.

”This is a record-high water level which came quite quickly, and we aren' http://www.thelocal.se -