Blowing up Birds Point; interview with Jon Remo.

Blowing up Birds Point; interview with Jon Remo.

  Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway operation, from undated Mississippi River Commission report. Today I interviewed Jonathan Remo, a geoscientist at SIU-Carbondale.  He and colleague Nicholas Pinter are accomplished experts on big river flooding and flood control...

Blowing up Birds Point.

Blowing up Birds Point.

  Sandbagging in Cairo, 1937 UPDATE:  Excellent post on this issue by TNC Scientist Jeff Opperman.  I’m interviewing a couple of people and will follow up later today (May 2).As promised, here are the best links I can find for news on the lower Mississippi...

Climate change is here now, and we caused it.

Climate change is here now, and we caused it.

Our rivers are in for some changes, and it’s hard to see how a lot of flood return interval relationships, for example, won’t go out the window soon, especially if we continue to ignore our effect on climate. And river restoration might mean adapting and...

Flood history films.

Flood history films.

We ignore history at our peril, especially when it comes to flooding. I recently discovered a little known documentary about the 1993 Mississippi floods, and am working on a review for this blog. In the meantime here’s a wonderful source of historical footage,...

Predicting floods.  And the Dow Jones.

Predicting floods. And the Dow Jones.

Two curves I’m watching now. I’m sure there are plenty of insightful and witty things to say about this. Perhaps about heading warnings. Fundamental changes in systems? Maybe a commenter will help me out.