Little plastic particles, big rivers.

Little plastic particles, big rivers.

The plastic media we use for the Emriver model comes from post-industrial recyclers. It’s used as an abrasive to do things like take paint off airplanes. Getting it in certain colors, or color-coded by size, was a joke to them. Like asking for only the Budweiser...

38,000 feet of urban stream.

38,000 feet of urban stream.

I was tasked with summarizing all the work I’ve done in Maryland Heights, Missouri today. I worked there furiously from about 1995 until 2001. It was very important for me, and led to my move to St. Louis and meeting Kate, among other things. I had to search a...

Keeping some houses out of the river today.

Keeping some houses out of the river today.

I worked in St. Louis County (Missouri) today to look at the geomorphology of a creek threatening a few houses. As is often the case, this one is a political stew and I can’t say much more except that this was a bad spot for a subdivision. But of course the...

Running on fumes this week.

Running on fumes this week.

Here are Kate and my Mom Greta, who I brought up from northern Arkansas early this week. They’re having a great time, and love each other so much. Kate’s such a good daughter-in-law (and spouse). I managed to get a video up on YouTube in prep for our grant...

River gravel mining video with audio narration.

River gravel mining video with audio narration.

We’ve made around fifty video clips using the Emriver model and our 2D flume. None have audio. I spent a few hours this Sunday adding narration to this one, a first for all the clips we’ve done. What do you think? Anonymous comments are...