Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory

#10: DamBot

There are more than 8,000 major dams in the United States, and many of them are beyond their expected design life and require regular inspections and maintenance. The majority are embankment dams that feature outlet works structures that can be up to a half-mile long and that can be dangerous to inspect. Responding to a…

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#10: DamBot

There are more than 8,000 major dams in the United States, and many of them are beyond their expected design life and require regular inspections and maintenance. The majority are embankment dams that feature outlet works structures that can be up to a half-mile long and that can be dangerous to inspect. Responding to a…

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#6: Ship Simulator

The blockage of Egypt’s Suez Canal in March shone renewed focus on just how many goods are shipped around the world and how fragile those routes can be. Given the shipping industry’s importance in the U.S., American planners must have world-class tools to prevent a comparable disaster from congesting American waterways. ERDC has operated a…

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Podcast Deep Dive: Post-wildfire flood risk management

On Episode #1, we explored ways ERDC is helping the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local communities better prepare for the increased flooding risk that follows a wildfire. LISTEN TO PODCAST EPISODE Watch the video below to learn more about how ERDC is helping local communities reduce the risk of these destructive floods by…

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#1: Post-wildfire Flood Risk Management

The intensity and frequency of wildfires in the United States is increasing, bringing immense devastation that is compounded by a lesser-known threat. Flood risks also increase exponentially after a wildfire due to sediment hazards, vegetation loss, soil changes and the reduced capacity of reservoirs. Destructive debris floods can be 1,000-times larger than pre-wildfire floods. In…

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