Flooding and Mudslides in B.C.

What can we learn from the 1/500 year major storm B.C. just had? What kinds of future mitigation measures can help accommodate greater water volumes to prevent mass destruction?
Civil engineers are no longer looking at historical data to build subdivisions, roads, culverts, parking lots, etc. Future modelling would suggest that larger culverts and higher bridges decks would help accommodate larger water volumes. Shallower slopes, drainage blankets and permeable materials that control seepage will help control waterlogged hills.
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Katie Thompson

Katie Thompson

Katie Thompson is the Business Development Officer for Bolson Engineering and Environmental Services. Katie has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over 12 years with all levels of management and employees prior to working at Bolson. She oversees the marketing and business development of Bolson Engineering and Environmental Services. Katie holds a B.A. degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Alberta and her HR Certification and has her C.P.H.R. designation.

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