Another upper Midwest flood.

Another upper Midwest flood.

Here’s tonight’s radar. I’ve never seen anything quite like this. Our St. Louis projects are in for a test tonight, and Iowa is getting another soaking. More extreme weather in an already extraordinary...

Gulf dead zone may be here for good.

Gulf dead zone may be here for good.

Lots of press buzz today, articles here, and 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...

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...