Weekend review, GSA, and pumps.

Weekend review, GSA, and pumps.

I’ve not been keeping the blog up to date, though a lot’s going on here. My last post was about New Orleans, written before Gustav had formed. As I write this Monday morning it’s weakening and it looks at though New Orleans will be spared what...

More on the Corps and Mississippi River floods.

More on the Corps and Mississippi River floods.

I’ve just become aware of an excellent series on the Corps of Engineers and flooding recently published in the online magazine Grist. Here is the intro, with links to the other parts. The series includes an interesting interactive map showing major ongoing or...

Manmade flooding on the Mississippi?

Manmade flooding on the Mississippi?

I’m back at work, alive, but only barely because I have to give up caffeine for a while. Our SIUC colleague Nicholas Pinter was quoted in an excellent article by Micheal Grunwald in TIME magazine today. Grunwald takes the US Army Corps of Engineers to task for...

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...

It all started with the arugula.

It all started with the arugula.

Kate wanted to go out for dinner last night but I insisted on making a specialty of mine, wood smoked pizza on the grill. Somewhere in there I froze three beers, and what I thought was spinach was arugula (photo). This evil weed did not make it onto the pizza, but I...