Tag Archives: Superstorm Sandy

VIMS Modeling Approach Predicts Street-Level Storm Tide

A team of researchers at the College of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), accurately hindcasted Hurricane Sandy’s landfall along the U.S. Atlantic coast using a large-scale, unstructured grid storm tide model, called Semi-implicit Eulerian Lagrangian Finite Element. The researchers used data collected before Hurricane Sandy and tested the results with observations […]

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USGS Receives Funding for Coastal Resiliency Projects

In late October, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) projects mitigating the impacts of Hurricane Sandy and supporting the rebuilding process received $22.4 million from the Department of the Interior (DOI). Combined with $18.8 million allocated by DOI in May, this is the largest amount ever received by USGS following a natural disaster. The funding was part […]

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U.S. EPA Funding Will Help Repair and Improve Resiliency of Water Quality Infrastructure After Superstorm Sandy

On May 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that $569 million in grants will be available to New York and New Jersey. The grants will aid the states in restoring water quality and enhancing flood protection, as well as repairing damages caused by Superstorm Sandy and improving resiliency at water and wastewater treatment […]

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‘Rebuilding Green’ after Hurricane Sandy

Rebuilding New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy provides an opportunity to utilize green infrastructure, which not only protects water quality but also can guard against the costs and effects of future storms. According to an analysis by the World Resources Institute, reducing storm surge by maintaining wetlands costs $0.12/m3 […]

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USGS Samples Waterbodies Affected by Superstorm Sandy

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collected data during and after Superstorm Sandy to determine its impacts on water quality and streamflow. Sampling afterward has included more in-depth testing for nutrients, pesticides, and bacteria. Results can be found online. New Jersey sampling sites include the Delaware River near Trenton and the Raritan River near Queens Bridge. […]

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Superstorm Sandy Affects Water and Wastewater Utilities

On Oct. 29, Superstorm Sandy made landfall over southern New Jersey. According to news sources, the 1290-km-wide (800-mi-wide) storm is responsible for 125 U.S. deaths and $62 billion in damage, primarily in New York and New Jersey. Sandy also affected more than 100 water and wastewater facilities — disrupting treatment, pump stations, and distribution due […]

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Sediment Fluxes During Large Storms

In 2011, Tropical Storm Lee dropped 102 to 178 mm (4 to 7 in.) of rain on the Susquehanna River Basin in 4 days, creating a plume of 17 million megagrams (19 million tons) of sediment that extended 161 km (100 mi) into Chesapeake Bay. Based on initial forecasts, Superstorm Sandy, which hit the U.S. […]

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