Saving trees in an incised urban stream.

Saving trees in an incised urban stream.

Cara and I spent a couple of days doing a geomorphic analysis of an urban stream in O’Fallon, Missouri (just west of St. Louis) last week. This one is deeply incised into a Missouri River Pleistocene terrace and is threatening some houses. But is has one thing...

St. Louis flood forum Nov. 11.

St. Louis flood forum Nov. 11.

St. Louis University is hosting a flood forum on November 11. A scientific meeting will run most of the day, followed by a public forum that night. Two of my favorite river scientists, Rip Sparks and Nicholas Pinter, will be presenting. This is a critical issue for...

Steve the Fluvial Geomorphologist?

Steve the Fluvial Geomorphologist?

Not the same ring as Joe the Plumber, but Kate had a lot of fun playing it, and anyway I missed my chance to talk to Obama, who drew 100,000 in nearby St. Louis yesterday. I try to keep partisan politics off this blog, but we do talk about science here, and no matter...

New Orleans levees, St. Louis and the COE

New Orleans levees, St. Louis and the COE

Friday the AP reported on a year-long study (update: at link’s dead, try this one) it’s done of flood prevention work in New Orleans and public perception of the hazard. They claim to have tracked a pattern of public misperception, political jockeying and...

Flood in St. Louis, Em4 news, Detroit work.

Flood in St. Louis, Em4 news, Detroit work.

Cara and I are closing in on our Detroit work reporting, here’s a little transect plot from that. I really hate doing all day science writing without coffee. Fifty-something more days. The Em4’s articulation mechanism will be done tomorrow, and Kate and I...