Grade control Part 1.

Grade control Part 1.

I’ve been working on an incised urban channel needing grade control, and took the opportunity to review what’s out there, and also my own thick files. Here I’ll talk a bit about theory, practice, and the politics of using grade control in channel...

Saving trees in an incised urban stream.

Saving trees in an incised urban stream.

Cara and I spent a couple of days doing a geomorphic analysis of an urban stream in O’Fallon, Missouri (just west of St. Louis) last week. This one is deeply incised into a Missouri River Pleistocene terrace and is threatening some houses. But is has one thing...

Universities face the financial meltdown.

Universities face the financial meltdown.

From today’s NY Times (full article): With endowment values shrinking, variable-rate debt costs rising and states cutting their financing, colleges face challenges on multiple fronts, said Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education. So...

LRRD in Texas and Michigan.

LRRD in Texas and Michigan.

Last week’s a blur for me–I spent most of it cranking on a proposal to do research on a beautiful watershed in Michigan’s UP. Keep your fingers crossed for us. This is the sort of real-world research and management consulting that compliments and...

Flood in St. Louis, Em4 news, Detroit work.

Flood in St. Louis, Em4 news, Detroit work.

Cara and I are closing in on our Detroit work reporting, here’s a little transect plot from that. I really hate doing all day science writing without coffee. Fifty-something more days. The Em4’s articulation mechanism will be done tomorrow, and Kate and I...