LRRD in photos

LRRD in photos

Kate handed off a nasty SIU Student Health virus and I’ve been sick for nearly a week. You’d think I’d feel like posting, but I didn’t. All good now. Briefly, Jesse and Cara pose with our beautiful new graphics for the GSA conference next...

Weekend update.

Weekend update.

What an extraordinarily stormy year this has been. Here are spectacular clouds above our house in Carbondale yesterday. Kate and I arrived in Carbondale with the Em4 just in time to miss nearly 4 inches of rain that fell Wednesday evening in just a couple of hours....

NSF says no.  Not yet.

NSF says no. Not yet.

I rode my bike into work for the first time today, determined to do the ~8 mile round trip this way as much as possible. It was a beautiful morning and I was glad to be cycling through Carbondale. Even though I’d learned via early-morning email that our request...

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...

Em4 nearly done, karmic policemen.

Em4 nearly done, karmic policemen.

An especially eventful day today. Cara and Jesse are going on vacation–she to our eastern seaboard all next week, where her children will see the sea for the first time. Jesse’s going on a motorcycle tour in the Smokies for three days with friends. So the...