Gulf dead zone may be here for good.

Gulf dead zone may be here for good.

Lots of press buzz today, articles here. This article talks about the role of Midwestern agriculture in all this. Researchers think the zone may be with us for good now. Here’s a NOAA summary of what led up to this, with historical data and nice graphics, and...

Vermont’s science-based river management program.

Vermont’s science-based river management program.

Besides being one of our favorite Emriver users, the Vermont DEC’s river management program has developed an impressive geomorphic assessment protocol and extensive outreach guidance and education. You can find an array of publications and other resources here,...

More on the Corps and Mississippi River floods.

More on the Corps and Mississippi River floods.

I’ve just become aware of an excellent series on the Corps of Engineers and flooding recently published in the online magazine Grist. Here is the intro, with links to the other parts. The series includes an interesting interactive map showing major ongoing or...

Flooding and science literacy.

Flooding and science literacy.

Our local Jackson County Mississippi peak looms. Highway 3 at Chester, my favorite route to St. Louis, will be closed. I like this quote from a NY Times blog interview with Kamyar Enshayan, a science educator in Iowa: Q. Why did the same practices that were blamed for...

Mississippi levees on a bicycle.

Mississippi levees on a bicycle.

We’ve had some beautiful clear, dry-air mornings here the past few days–which is why you’re seeing all those spectacular blue-sky aerials of the Mississippi flooding in the news. Kate had the great idea of heading over to the Mississippi levee roads...