This Past Week in WaterTank News:
Senate and House Release Draft WRDA Bills ♦ Air and Water Problems Rising ♦ Hurricane Protection Woes ♦ Types of Sand under Scrutiny ♦ Candidates' Rebuilding Plans ♦ New Orleans Sinking ♦ Army Corps Chief Retiring ♦ New York Climate Change Database ♦ House Budget Developments ♦ Taking a Closer look at Beach Nourishment
WWL - As we prepare to enter yet another hurricane season, South Louisiana has more levee protection than ever.
Press of Atlantic City - Winter temperatures were mild overall in South Jersey, but the weather was wild on beaches.
Types of sand become a tricky, vital part of storm protection in Outer Banks beach nourishment - May 20
The Virginian Pilot - The beaches may look similar, but sand composition and color changes from location to location, dune to surf and winter to summer.
Rebuilding plans capture spotlight - May 20
The Hill - All three of the remaining candidates for president have called for major investments in the transportation system, spurring optimism among advocates who warn that the nation’s infrastructure is deteriorating at a rapid rate.
NOLA - The pumping of groundwater by major industries, including electric power plants and petrochemical facilities, may be causing soils to sink more quickly in the New Orleans area, and could pose a threat to levees and other flood control structures, including the Bonnet Carre Spillway, a new study concludes.
What’s Happening on the Beach? - May 17
National Geographic - Earlier this year, I was confronted head-on with some of the coastal engineering math I plowed through in college.
LSU - New Orleans and surrounding areas continue to sink at highly variable rates due to a combination of natural geologic and human-induced processes, finds a new NASA/university study using NASA airborne radar.