Jesse builds Emrivers; our new support group.

Jesse builds Emrivers; our new support group.

Jesse has labored in the shop for a couple of weeks now making Emriver parts. Here he works on valve plates. A few of the Emriver’s parts are made by outside contractors, but we make most of the non-metallic parts. The Emriver has around 300 parts that come from...

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...

2,300 miles, no problems.

2,300 miles, no problems.

It’s nice to be home. Cara and I started at 6:30 Detroit time, (5:30 Carbondale) this morning, hoping to get a final bit of field work done. The bottom fell out as we reached the site, so we retreated to a coffee shop (photos) and watched the Motor City power...

More Em4.

More Em4.

We did our first full flow testing of the Em4 today. No problems. Though this is the first assembly of this model, we’ve tested and built prototypes of most of its systems, and spent many hours refining them during video shoots, so I wasn’t surprised it...

A bank slumps.  We behave otherwise.

A bank slumps. We behave otherwise.

One of these days I’ll figure out how to align photos and words to make captions in Blogger, but until then, please forgive me and connect them yourself. What a week! Emriver inquiries are steady, and in one day we had two separate planetary geosciences...