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Flooding in neighborhood following Hurricane Florence.

City of Fayetteville’s Watershed Master Plan program

Published: February 2023

City of Fayetteville leaders evaluated the severity of citywide flooding. They used the information to identify regional-scale projects and ensure multi-jurisdiction collaborations to create flood resiliency. The City’s Watershed Master Plan included the final set of prioritized, short- and long-term projects. The City has already approved over $40 million for high-priority projects.

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Race Point Light Lighthouse in Cape Cod, Mass.

County-wide collaboration reduces flood risks and insurance rates

Last Updated: April 24, 2024

Residents of Barnstable County, Mass., have found an unlikely but financially rewarding pairing: county efforts to keep mosquito populations under control are reducing residents' flood insurance premiums.

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The completed regenerative stormwater conveyance (RSC), a component of the Town Creek Culvert project in Uptown Greenville. The RSC helps reduce pollution contained in runoff before it reaches the Tar River. (Source: City of Greenville)

Greenville installs a culvert and green infrastructure to manage stormwater

Published: March 1, 2024

Greenville, N.C. has experienced severe flooding in recent years that damaged its aging stormwater system. The City’s Public Works Department installed a new culvert system and nature-based solutions to improve stormwater management. The project also includes signage on its environmentally friendly features.

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Hillsborough residents take part in a bioswale planting workshop. (Source: Town of Hillsborough)

Hillsborough partnership builds street-side bioswales to manage stormwater runoff

Published: March 1, 2024

In an innovative project to revitalize a diverse and historically underserved neighborhood, Piedmont Conservation Council, the Town of Hillsborough and several partners worked with the community to install green stormwater infrastructure to reduce recurrent street flooding and water quality issues as part of a project to rehabilitate 22 homes for low-income housing.

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Aerial view of North Wastewater Treatment Plant prior to decommissioning. SOURCE: US-EDA.

Iowa City closes vulnerable wastewater treatment facility

Last Updated: April 9, 2024

The 2008 Iowa River floods inundated a major wastewater treatment plant located along the river. Iowa City responded by decommissioning the facility and expanding service at a location outside the floodplain.

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