A storm hydrograph captured on video.

A storm hydrograph captured on video.

Two years ago, after a couple of attempts, I managed to catch an entire rainstorm and the resulting hydrograph in a small urban channel in Carbondale. I’m guessing nobody else has ever done this. What better way to introduce students to this concept? I...

Call for change on climate change.

Call for change on climate change.

I guess I missed the point where the right wing radio bloviators and such started accepting climate change as reality–it seems not long ago this was still debated, at least by politicians and the ill (Fox News) informed. We still have the debate as to cause, of...

St. Louis flood forum Nov. 11.

St. Louis flood forum Nov. 11.

St. Louis University is hosting a flood forum on November 11. A scientific meeting will run most of the day, followed by a public forum that night. Two of my favorite river scientists, Rip Sparks and Nicholas Pinter, will be presenting. This is a critical issue for...

Hurricane Ike aftermath in Texas.

Hurricane Ike aftermath in Texas.

The national media seems to have moved on quickly, but the Houston Chronicle has extensive coverage. The photos are hard to believe. Many in Illinois are still without power, and nearly every house in Carbondale has a big pile of limbs on the curb. It’s...

Ike cost might be $27 billion.

Ike cost might be $27 billion.

Jeff Masters is reporting that the cost for Ike could be $27 billion. As its remnants passed through the Midwest today, parts of Missouri got seven inches of rain, and many gages are above flood stage. The USGS has a neat Google Maps based summary of flooding along...