LRRD in Texas and Michigan.

LRRD in Texas and Michigan.

Last week’s a blur for me–I spent most of it cranking on a proposal to do research on a beautiful watershed in Michigan’s UP. Keep your fingers crossed for us. This is the sort of real-world research and management consulting that compliments and...

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...

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...

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...

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...