Flood Fighting


You Can’t Stop Urban Flooding: How Boulder, CO Learned to Embrace Disaster Rather Than Fight It

Story by Still Life Projects and Will Doig “Floods are acts of god, but flood losses are largely acts of man.” ~Gilbert White For this relatively dry area of Colorado, where kayaks adorn the roof of many a Subaru Outback, Boulder Creek is an object of worship — “the heart and soul of our community,”…


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District deploys 3 to support FEMA’s flood response in Colorado

Three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, employees departed Walla Walla for Aurora, Colo., Saturday in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 8’s request for emergency power assistance, according to Corps emergency management officials. Danielle Stephens, a structural engineer and the Walla Walla District’s Design Section chief, will serve as…


St. Louis District Corps of Engineers Levee Update

Some levees in the area have been over-topped. This is not unusual for larger floods, when river levels rise above smaller levee heights. Levees over-topped in the St. Louis District include Columbia Bottoms and Kuhs in Missouri and Chouteau Island in Illinois. In the April flood, the following levees were overtopped: Pike Grain No. 4,…