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Army Corps, Park Service to host public meeting on flood risk, District of Columbia Levee System

Officials say though probability is low, if the District of Columbia Levee System is overtopped with flood water and breaks, it could result in loss of life, billions of dollars in damages and major disruption to the national government. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Park Service are hosting a public meeting Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church (400 I Street SW) to share information on flood risks, preparedness measures and evacuation procedures to people who live, work or spend any time behind the levee system near the National Mall. [Read More]
Published: Oct-24-18

Temporary road closure on MacArthur Boulevard during Cabin John Bridge maintenance

Washington — Cabin John Bridge (Union Arch Bridge) located at the 7400 block of MacArthur Boulevard [Read More]
Published: Aug-17-18

Army Corps, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to start study on ways to protect vulnerable assets from coastal flooding

Baltimore District signed an agreement July 18 with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to begin an approximately $3-million, three-year study on possible ways to address coastal flooding and storm damage across more than 57 square miles in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas of suburban Maryland and northern Virginia. As part of this study, the team will investigate flood risk and identify ways to help protect vulnerable assets upon which the region relies, like local governments, businesses, institutions and water, energy and communication utilities; transportation hubs; federal buildings and military installations; national security facilities; and significant national monuments and cultural treasures. [Read More]
Published: Jul-18-17

District of Columbia team that manages flood risks is recognized nationally

A District of Columbia interagency team that manages flood risks, known as the DC Silver Jackets, was recognized as state team of the year during a national workshop in St. Louis, March 2, 2017. The DC Silver Jackets leverages resources to identify and implement comprehensive, resilient, and sustainable solutions to reduce flood risks around the flood-prone District. There are active Silver Jackets teams in 47 states, plus the District, and the program is sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [Read More]
Published: Mar-03-17

New online maps show storm-based flood potential along Potomac, Anacostia rivers

New digital maps allow government leaders, emergency managers, and the public to view potential flood impacts during high-water events along the Potomac and Anacostia rivers throughout the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and nearby communities. The maps are now live on the National Weather Service’s web site. [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-16
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