A hard lesson in urban hydrology.

A hard lesson in urban hydrology.

After readying both video and surveying gear last night for an early morning sprint to St. Louis to catch Fishpot Creek in flood, I slept a few hours before waking at 5am to check the radar. Not much happening in St. Louis. The predicted storm seemed to have fizzled....

Media research, flood chasing in St. Louis.

Media research, flood chasing in St. Louis.

Cara continued her work on our new color-sorted Em4 media, and we have a mix we like. We noticed it has the same hues as the spotty banana on the bench–yellow, light brown, dark brown. It looks nice, and we can’t wait to mix up a couple of hundred pounds...

You want how many Emriver models?

You want how many Emriver models?

On this beautiful May day, to get away from serious work on St. Louis geomorphology, Em4 construction, Quicken 2008, and AutoCad, all of LRRD migrated to the Long Branch Coffeehouse for lunch. There we ran into my wife Kate and our great friend and collaborator Karen...

Cool machines, the Em4 gets closer to done.

Cool machines, the Em4 gets closer to done.

We’re crazy busy; doing some emergency assessment on the St. Louis creek where a few houses are threatened, building and shipping Emriver models, and of course working on our Em4. We got nearly 2,000 pounds of ground melamine last Friday. It’s sorted by...

St. Louis fieldwork.

St. Louis fieldwork.

On this May One Cara spent her first day in the field with LRRD. She exceeded my high expectations by figuring out the crazy complex origin of the bank materials at this St. Louis County site. We shot 2,100 feet of long profile on this complex suburban site, including...