AWRA Spring Specialty Conference 2013

AWRA Spring Specialty Conference 2013

A group of visitors surround the Em2 during the networking reception Monday night.  Nathan and I hauled an Emriver into downtown St. Louis Sunday — in the middle of a record-setting spring snow storm that brought more than 12 inches to the area...

In praise of buttonbush for river restoration.

In praise of buttonbush for river restoration.

Imagine it’s March, late in the season for planting rooted seedling trees in the Midwest.  You see hundreds of  #2 pencil-sized twigs, each with a few pitiful roots on one end, laying in the sun on a stream restoration site in suburban St. Louis. ...

Urban stream work with Inter-fluve.

Urban stream work with Inter-fluve.

Nobody’s measured it, but I’m sure tens of thousands of miles of small urban channels have the unresolved problems I study. I’ve just finished a couple of days in the field with Nick Nelson of Inter-fluve.  We’re doing a geomorphic study...

Em4 installation at St. Louis University.

Em4 installation at St. Louis University.

We installed an Emriver Em4 model at the St. Louis University (SLU) Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences on Friday. Several faculty members there are interested in the model. Since we’re only two hours away, and there really is no substitute for seeing...

Daylighting large urban stream channels.

Daylighting large urban stream channels.

Andrew Revkin, in the New York Times Dot Earth blog, writes about a collection of large urban streams being “daylighted,” i.e. unearthed from massive underground pipes they were routed into. The article is very link-rich, go take a look. Here’s...