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...

Em4, fieldwork in Detroit, tornadoes.

Em4, fieldwork in Detroit, tornadoes.

I’m worn and stressed out, but managed to take a whole day off yesterday. Not so lucky today. It’s horribly hot in Carbondale, and the entire Midwest seems to be getting hit by tornadoes, including the Chicago burbs just today. Jesse and I narrowly missed...

The Em4 in Winona, Minnesota.

The Em4 in Winona, Minnesota.

I’m posting from a hotel in Janesville, WI. In the last two days Jesse and I’ve driven about 850 miles and successfully installed our first Emriver Em4 in the Science Learning Center, a stunning new building at Winona State University. This project had to...

Leaving the nest.

Leaving the nest.

On Friday, Jesse reminded me of George C. Scott in Patton. Barking orders to me and a helper from TREA, he managed to get four Emriver models and our first Em4 ready for delivery to Minnesota. I tried not to get in his way. Especially when he rolled three 250 pound...