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  • Taken by storm

    On Sept. 4, 2004, Hurricane Frances struck Florida with high-velocity winds and more than 13 inches of rain during the storm's slow passing. Even though replacement of Lake Sherwood drainage well was already in the works, the flooding caused by Hurricane Frances served as a reminder of how urgently...

  • Setting the next standard

    Today, GIS and SCADA have been so thoroughly built in to functions from environmental and construction permitting to billing and customer service that public works managers may not remember how their agencies functioned without them.

  • Picking your employees' brains

  • Wetlands restoration project wins national recognition

  • Pond potential

    Many areas within Florida's Orange County contain secondary outfalls that discharge into landlocked lakes. The county has no easement agreement or right of way (ROW) for these outfalls, which historically conveyed floodwater from upstream areas where most of the stormwater system predates...

  • Bridge group recognizes design excellence

  • Pumping out the water

  • Dealing with disaster

    In 2004, four hurricanes made landfall in Florida. While not all of them impacted Marion County, we had the unusual misfortune of dealing with two of the storms in September—back-to-back. Both storms (Frances and Jeanne) were packing tropical storm force winds by the time they reached us, with...

  • Association recognizes geospatial achievements

  • Company to remedy, operate desalination plant

    The Board of Directors of Tampa Bay Water tapped American Water-Pridesa, Voorhees, N.J., to remedy, operate, and manage the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Plant, the largest of its kind in the United States.