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...

You want how many Emriver models?

You want how many Emriver models?

On this beautiful May day, to get away from serious work on St. Louis geomorphology, Em4 construction, Quicken 2008, and AutoCad, all of LRRD migrated to the Long Branch Coffeehouse for lunch. There we ran into my wife Kate and our great friend and collaborator Karen...

St. Louis fieldwork.

St. Louis fieldwork.

On this May One Cara spent her first day in the field with LRRD. She exceeded my high expectations by figuring out the crazy complex origin of the bank materials at this St. Louis County site. We shot 2,100 feet of long profile on this complex suburban site, including...

An Emriver out, Em4 design/build, more spring.

An Emriver out, Em4 design/build, more spring.

Jessie and I cranked on Em4 pump testing, electronics, flow measurement, and the dye injection system. We are getting some hard lessons in hydraulics. The piped and centrifugal pump version has important differences from the open-channel kind I know well. Today it was...

Emriver boxes and skilled builders arrive.

Emriver boxes and skilled builders arrive.

Warren and the talented welder Nick brought us a truckload of Emriver boxes today. These guys don’t need publicity, so I’m omitting web-searchable names. Here you see Cara, Jesse, Nick, and Warren. Warren has a big, amazing metals shop in St. Louis that...