LRRD week in review.

LRRD week in review.

Cara and I have been grinding away on a geomorphic/wetland analysis of a little creek west of Detroit. My caffeineless existence has made this a tough one. That coffee kept me going through the hours of analysis and writing. Jesse’s taking a well-deserved...

NSF says no.  Not yet.

NSF says no. Not yet.

I rode my bike into work for the first time today, determined to do the ~8 mile round trip this way as much as possible. It was a beautiful morning and I was glad to be cycling through Carbondale. Even though I’d learned via early-morning email that our request...

Corn, flooding, climate change.

Corn, flooding, climate change.

I believe that climate change may be the most important issue facing river managers, especially those concerned with the effects of flooding on people. Dodging tornadoes to deliver our Em4 to Winona, MN and later doing fieldwork in Michigan, Jesse, Cara, and I drove...

2,300 miles, no problems.

2,300 miles, no problems.

It’s nice to be home. Cara and I started at 6:30 Detroit time, (5:30 Carbondale) this morning, hoping to get a final bit of field work done. The bottom fell out as we reached the site, so we retreated to a coffee shop (photos) and watched the Motor City power...

Accidentally offending golf ladies.

Accidentally offending golf ladies.

West of Detroit, Michigan: Cara and I are finishing a few days of grueling work surveying a suburban creek here. It’s a wealthy place. Some of the creek runs near a golf course. It’s odd to be up to your knees in muck holding a level rod while watching...