Tag Archives: United States Army Corps of Engineers

High Water Marks, life jackets, and other “innovations” as California leads in flood preparedness

Last Friday was a day of great for progress in the communication of residual flood risk in California as the High Water Mark from the February 19, 1986 flood was unveiled in Garcia Bend Park  in “the Pocket” area of Sacramento. … Continue reading

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From the Outside Looking In(to the Corps)…

In many fields, organizations evaluate or audit themselves to improve the way they operate. Because it is difficult to critically analyze from within, such an evaluation often requires going outside the institute (and sometimes the country)  to find one who … Continue reading

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Background: to let the water back in

Record flooding in the Midwest of the United States this year, and recent devastation from floods in Pakistan, Australia, and the east coast of the US reminds us that flooding is the number one hazard in the world in terms … Continue reading

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