Christian Brothers Univ to help evaluate flooding - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Christian Brothers Univ to help evaluate flooding

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Christian Brothers University is helping the city of Memphis evaluate flood conditions.

CBU students will monitor a stormwater drainage basin at the school soccer field. A flood control system was installed under the field in 2010.

As part of the project, civil engineering students will set up a real-time monitoring system and study water quantity in the runoff. Data collected will help the city with future drainage system improvements in the Lenox Drainage District.

Dr. L. Yu Lin, civil and environmental engineering professor at the university, said the civic project will give students experience in the field and supplement classroom learning.

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