The main causes or categories of flooding are, ravine, coastal & urban, areal and catastrophic.
These categories are based on the factors that trigger the flooding such as the source of the floodwater.
Areal flooding can occur in any mountainous area where heavy rainfall combined with excessive spring snowmelt overflow flood plains or saturated soil areas. This type of flooding wreaked havoc in Calgary in 2013 leaving water as high as row 10 in the downtown Calgary Flames Saddle Dome.
Ravine flooding generally occurs with excessive seasonal rainfall. The end result is the overflowing of riverbanks or the rise in lake levels at the ravine or river mouth. An example of this type of flooding caused extensive damage in the last couple of years in the Okanagan water systems of British Columbia, impacting the cities of Kelowna & Penticton.
Urban flooding can be caused by any number of high water events. Rainfall, snowmelt, flash flooding along with aging drainage systems can cause water levels to rise up through sewers, floors, manholes, even toilets making homes and large stagnant areas caustic and unhygienic.
Catastrophic flooding has many causes. Earthquakes, Landslides even volcanic eruption can change ocean levels and change water channels to new positions.
Failing infrastructure like a collapse of a dam or levy like in New Orleans during hurricane Katrina.
Tsunamis are also an example of catastrophic flooding effecting huge coastal areas like Japan in 2011.
Many of these types of flooding can be mitigated with the use of Tiger Dams™. Tiger Dam™ is completely reusable, and is the ONLY system patented to connect together to create an impervious barrier for miles, in any shape (circles, 90 degrees turns etc.) and is the ONLY system that is stackable, from 19 inches to 32 ft. in height.
Memories of Super Storm Sandy returned as Tamara Andreatta, RIOC’s Director of Asset Management, drove a group of us around Roosevelt Island while Frank Farance narrated, pointing out the storm’s high water marks, some still visible on building foundations. Tiger Dams may help us withstand worse future storms as failures elsewhere make them inevitable.
As the Fraser River rises in British Columbia campgrounds close and evacuations continue.
Canadian military is enroute to aid with evacuations as BC awaits another rise in water levels while uncommon heat waves hit the province. US Flood Control and Tiger Dams™ is now on hand to secure parts of the province from flooding.
From Chilliwack to Penticton Tiger Dams™ have helped British Columbia residents and cities hold back rising lake and river water and protected millions in personal and government properties.
With the recent flooding in Kelowna, British Columbia, Tiger Dam Systems™ was called in to help prevent flooding and erosion of the beaches that make the area a tourist hot spot.
Clean up crews are now busy in the aftermath of the high water levels and with beautiful weather now expect to see a return of tourism to the pristine sandy beaches and beautiful scenery that make Kelowna a destination point for thousands every year.
When Okanagan Lake reached a 27-year high, efforts to stem flood migration became a priority.
Tiger Dam™ Systems was called in to use their unique system of interconnected water filled bladder technology to keep the waters at bay.
The portable dams were deployed throughout the Okanagan Lake area in British Columbia, Canada including the cities of Kelowna and Penticton where even the historic SS Sicamous (a grounded paddle wheeler tourist attraction) was floating 20 centimeters off the ground.
Tiger Dam™ Systems has been called in all over the world to assist with flood control and can be used to contain bio-hazardous materials and wastewater.
To find out more about how Tiger Dam™ Systems can assist you with your flooding or retention situation, contact us or call Toll Free: (866)852-1118