Civil Engineering


Corps of Engineers boss: Poor waterway infrastructure hurts U.S. ~Austin Alonzo @KCBizJournal

As I’ve studied our nations waterways and levees for DisasterMap.net it’s become apparent that most of our systems were not built by the Corps of Engineers. It seems counter-intuitive at first glance. Oh, there are the obvious flood control systems, but this country has thousands of miles of civil water works built by civilians.  Thus…


GIS Offers Valuable Insight for Managing Water Resources

Renee Hewitt and the folks at Geospatial PR really nailed our mission at DisasterMap.net as partner, Dr. Ezra Boyd, has done extensive on-the-ground mapping for the Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation, in congress with Gulf Restoration Network, as well as developing the now famous U.S. Counties with Levees Map above, wherein we discovered that 53% of…


Partial bridge collapse in Washington state sends vehicles plunging into river

The bridge was not classified as structurally deficient, but a Federal Highway Administration database listed it as being “functionally obsolete”