Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

1,000-year event

South Carolina flooding danger far from over

USA Today

USA Today

The biblical flooding in South Carolina is at least the sixth so-called 1-in-1,000 year rain event in the U.S. since 2010, a trend that may be linked to factors ranging from the natural, such as a strong El Niño, to the man-made, namely climate change. And while an end to the rain is in sight, the devastating flooding that has already claimed 11 lives is expected to persist.

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N.Y. senator: Algae threatens health, economy

Saratogian

More federal spending is needed to combat potentially-hazardous algae blooms that threaten New York's public health and safety while deterring tourism, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says.

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WEF report details future of stormwater issues

Water Technology & Water Environment Federation

The Water Environment Federation released a report about the challenges, opportunities and paths to improve the country's stormwater systems during WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago this week. The release of the document, Rainfall to Results: The Future of Stormwater, coincided with the launch of the WEF Stormwater Institute to address stormwater issues.

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