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...

Corps of Engineers big river photos online.

Corps of Engineers big river photos online.

Big river scientists and teachers will like this new COE gallery of high-resolution photos on the St. Louis District’s website. The collection is all about boats and the built-environment, but says it’ll be expanded, and many of the images are beautiful...

More on the Corps and Mississippi River floods.

More on the Corps and Mississippi River floods.

I’ve just become aware of an excellent series on the Corps of Engineers and flooding recently published in the online magazine Grist. Here is the intro, with links to the other parts. The series includes an interesting interactive map showing major ongoing or...

Manmade flooding on the Mississippi?

Manmade flooding on the Mississippi?

I’m back at work, alive, but only barely because I have to give up caffeine for a while. Our SIUC colleague Nicholas Pinter was quoted in an excellent article by Micheal Grunwald in TIME magazine today. Grunwald takes the US Army Corps of Engineers to task for...

Little plastic particles, big rivers.

Little plastic particles, big rivers.

The plastic media we use for the Emriver model comes from post-industrial recyclers. It’s used as an abrasive to do things like take paint off airplanes. Getting it in certain colors, or color-coded by size, was a joke to them. Like asking for only the Budweiser...