How Can Engineers Prevent Surface Water Flooding?

Surface water flooding prevention remains a significant concern for engineers, especially as weather events become increasingly severe and often reveal the inadequacy of the affected infrastructure. When rainfall totals exceed what can run off, either from drains and sewers or from natural drainage, water flows over the surrounding land.
Keeping the water levels manageable means being proactive at the start of a project. Engineers must be willing to improve current flood management methods when…
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