The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California has taken the lead on the state’s controversial plan to more efficiently move water south from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, voting to commit $10.8 billion to California WaterFix.
Pumped-storage hydroelectricity, a mature technology first developed in the 1890s, is playing an increasingly important role in the current era as wind and solar power advance. ENR takes a look at some of the largest pumped-storage facilities in the world.
Following a new analysis that examined the damage and flood impacts of Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s Dept. of Public Works is recommending that all new structures in the city’s 100- and 500-year floodplains be elevated to 2 ft above the 500-year flood elevation to avoid such damage in the future.
A federal judge ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers management of the Missouri River in four states over recent years caused flooding that deprived landowners and farmers of their property, opening the door to millions of dollars of possible damage awards.