Water-gate flood control and protection systems are designed to instantly control, protect and prevent flooding issues. Essentially, a single Water-Gate flood control and protection systems ares equivalent to 770 sandbags. They are eco-friendly, reusable, modular and can protect up to 6 feet high.
Flooding, a blight on humanity
Climate change and flooding disturb and disrupt the entire planet. In addition to being a major stress for the parties concerned, recently recorded global flooding has caused significant material and financial damage and resulted in several hundred deaths.
In most cases, flooding occurs when the amount of water in a river rises, reaches full height and then overflows onto the banks. The factors that cause flooding can be grouped into the following three categories:
- Direct submersion floods: Direct submersion floods occur as a result of intense or sustained precipitation. They encompass all fluvial (rivers), pluvial (rain), undersea earthquakes (tsunamis in coastal zones), cyclones, hurricanes, and other flood types. In general, overflow occurs when the water level in a river rises to the point that the water overflows onto the banks and spreads into the floodplain.
Cold-climate countries are susceptible to snowmelt floods (also called freshets) caused by a melting snowpack flooding a river’s catchment area or a dam rupturing from an accumulation of ice.
- Flooding by runoff water accumulation: Flooding by runoff water accumulation occurs when the soil is unable to absorb the surface water, also called groundwater. Rainwater stagnates, accumulates, and ultimately causes flooding. This phenomenon is a result of soil sealing (hard landscaping) associated with various construction projects (buildings, roads, parking lots, etc.). Sewer backups may also cause flooding. According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, “Frequently, the runoff after a heavy rain will exceed the transport capacity of the sewer system, causing the water to flow back into the system and leading to the flooding of basements and roads.” Taken from the official Environment and Climate Change Canada website (translated from French to English – unofficial English translation). See the full article here (in French only).
- Indirect submersion floods: Flooding by indirect submersion occurs when water infiltrates cracks in the ground and accumulates following heavy rainfall or an accumulation of rain. This situation is referred to as groundwater flooding.
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