The Em4 is at last complete.

The Em4 is at last complete.

Kate and I fetched the Em4’s articulation mechanism from Sauer Machine in St. Louis yesterday. That’s Warren Sauer, the owner, with Kate, overlooking 2,100 pounds of floor dry used to test the movement. It works beautifully. The box can be moved in two...

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...

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...

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...