Rosethorne Tidal Project: Protecting the Louisiana Coastline

Editor: Debbie Reaney  When Hurricane Ida made landfall in the state of Louisiana in 2021, it brought with it torrential rains and unexpected flooding. The areas in Jefferson Parrish saw 11-foot storm surges during the massive storm system that devastated many homes and businesses. The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, along with the help of the Louisiana Transportation Department, plan to install 29 miles of levees, flood-walls, and gated structures at an o ... Read more

Rio de la Plata Flood Control Project

Reconstructing the Rio de la Plata River Basin to prevent flooding Since 2007 the US Army Corps of Engineers have granted permits to study and perform supplemental environmental assessments (SEA), in efforts to reduce flood damage along Puerto Rico's Rio de la Plata River Basin. The rainy season torrential downpour combined with the steep headwater slopes along the banks, causes the river to overflow into the surrounding coastal towns. Currently, about 11 miles west of San Juan, there is $5 ... Read more

ICE® 7E Side Gripping the Future

Editor: Ashley Steele  Heavy rains and drastic weather patterns are always wreaking havoc on the wastewater infrastructure in the northeast and especially in Maryland. The WSSC Water department is working to get approval for a massive overhaul of the water and wastewater lines. Within the 11,000 miles of pipe, over 45% is 50- years or older. The combination of aging of the pipes and environmental impacts is cause enough to replace this water and sewer infrastructure.  The Schna ... Read more