Never ending flood suffering.  A recipe.

Never ending flood suffering. A recipe.

This flood is causing terrible human suffering and economic loss.  In southern Illinois, thousands are in shelters, many here in Carbondale. It’s easy to focus on that suffering now, and talk about simple short-term fixes.  But only a sober view of...

Birds Point flood coverage, blowing a fuse.

Birds Point flood coverage, blowing a fuse.

Today the receding Mississippi and Big Muddy River let me drive to work without a long detour.  My neighbors are filling demolition dumpsters with flood damaged stuff. Flooding causes terrible human suffering and reporters rightly cover that.  Compelling...

Blowing up Birds Point; interview with Jon Remo.

Blowing up Birds Point; interview with Jon Remo.

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SIUC wins NSF grant to train watershed scientists

SIUC wins NSF grant to train watershed scientists

Several of our friends and collaborators at SIUC have been awarded $3.2 million by the NSF IGERT program to develop an elite watershed science and policy program. Nicholas Pinter is leading the effort, and our collaborators Matt Whiles, Lizette Chevalier, John...

St. Louis flood forum Nov. 11.

St. Louis flood forum Nov. 11.

St. Louis University is hosting a flood forum on November 11. A scientific meeting will run most of the day, followed by a public forum that night. Two of my favorite river scientists, Rip Sparks and Nicholas Pinter, will be presenting. This is a critical issue for...