This Past Week in WaterTank News:
Infrastructure woes ♦ Findlay Floods Funding ♦ Lake Michigan levels are up ♦ Hunting Island Beach Restoration ♦ Senate Approves Energy and Water Appropriations Bill ♦ Miami's Fight Against Sea-Level Rise ♦ The White House and Resilient Communities ♦ Wetlands Benefits Detailed
Five big infrastructure emergencies - May 16
The Hill - Advocates for investing in the nation’s infrastructure are hesitant to single out certain projects as deserving priority over others, arguing that sustained funding and attention is needed equally across the board.
The Blade - Hancock County and Findlay officials soon may be forced to abandon a Blanchard River flood-control project or pay for the project with local money because federal funding might not be available.
The Journal Sentinel - Lake Michigan water levels have staged a big comeback, rising more than 4 feet since early in 2013 when they dropped to an all-time low.
Beaufort Gazette - Hunting Island supporters are rallying to ensure millions of dollars to restore the island’s beaches remain in the state budget.
AP - The Senate on Thursday approved a $37.5 billion measure to fund energy and water programs next year, the first of the 12 spending bills lawmakers must approve to keep the government operating.
NPR - Miami Beach is one of the nation's cities most vulnerable to climate change — and its leaders are doing something about it. The city, a national leader in addressing climate, has begun to make improvements aimed at protecting residents from rising sea levels.
Executive Gov - The White House on Tuesday hosted a conference to discuss new initiatives in the public and private sectors to integrate resilience concepts into commercial and residential building design, standards and codes.
News Works - The 2016 hurricane season could produce up to 12 named storms, including two major hurricanes, according to the latest forecast from Colorado State University. The Weather Channel's independent forecast is calling for a slightly above normal hurricane season with up to three major hurricanes.