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...

Mississippi flood coverage.

Mississippi flood coverage.

More excellent coverage by the NY Times today, with a nice graphic here. Article here with a quote from Galloway: “We told them there were going to be more floods like this,” said Dr. Galloway, now an engineering professor at the University of Maryland. “Everybody...

Big news on climate change and flooding.

Big news on climate change and flooding.

Yesterday we saw a major shift in attitudes and politics regarding climate change and its effects on violent weather and flooding. From a NOAA press release, where you can find links to the full report: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on...

Mississippi R. flooding moves downstream.

Mississippi R. flooding moves downstream.

A Burlington, IA photo from the NY Times, which is doing some very good coverage, including a good article today, and a nice interactive graphic on the home page. Also a retrospective on Chelsea, IA, which had the opportunity to relocated after the 1993, but...

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...