Tag: wet weather

City Explores Innovative Solution for Addressing Stormwater Runoff

Stormwater runoff in urban areas can cause major problems. The City of Milwaukee should know – after extreme rain events in 2008, 2009, and 2010, the City experienced millions of dollars in property damage from flooding. That worst flooding occurred on the city’s north side, in the same areas that were hit the hardest by […]

Chicago’s Giant Overflow Basin

7.9 billion gallons is a lot of water. That is the expected storage capacity of the Thornton Composite Reservoir, another addition to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago’s Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) to manage stormwater and control wet weather overflows. The massive size of the hole cut into dolomite limestone is a marvel […]