Oct 25 2011

100th Post Give-Away

Update: This give-away is now over. Winners have been selected and have been notified. Thanks for participating!

We’ve been doing this blog for roughly 6 months and this is our 100th post here at Hydraulically Inclined. We’re thankful for you, our readers, and we’ve enjoyed connecting with many of you. We’re excited about the next 6 months and beyond and we’ve got lots more planned and new authors to introduce. In celebration of our 100th post though and just to show our gratitude and thanks we have a nice little give-away drawing!

The Prizes

PLAYSPORT Video Camera / Zx3 side view

1st Prize: Kodak PlaySport HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera: This camera can do HD video as well as take high quality 5MP still images and its size and weight make it perfect for the field. The PlaySport is also rugged and can handle the elements.

Open-Channel Hydraulics

2nd Prize: Open-Channel Hydraulics by Ven Te Chow:  This is the classic text, the standard in open channel hydraulics, an excellent reference for any hydraulic engineer, or anyone dealing with rivers for that matter.


3rd Prize: Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner and Battling the Inland Sea by Robert Kelley: These are 2 fun and insightful reads. Cadillac Desert covers the progress and politics of the development of water infrastructure in the West while Battling the Inland Sea looks at the history surrounding the levee system in the Sacramento River Valley of northern California.


4th Prize: The Big Thirst by Charles Fishman and Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization by Steven Solomon: These are two more recent texts dealing with the priceless resource known as water and its significance over history, present day, and the coming future.

How to Win!


In order to have a shot at winning first subscribe to our blog via RSS or email.   You can then increase your chances by doing one or all of the following:

+1 entry – Tweet the link to this giveaway on Twitter

+1 entry – Share this link on LinkedIn

+1 entry – Link to our blog on your blog

Lastly, once you have taken the step of subscribing to our blog and any of the other steps, you must either comment on this post or email one of us, telling us what options you did and then answer the following question:

Question: What is your connection and/or interest related to river engineering or water resources?

The give-away drawing will be open for entries through midnight on November 1st (one week from today). After that we will do the drawing and notify the winners. Ayres Associates employees and their families are ineligible for the give-away.


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  1. cameron jenkins

    Thanks for starting the blog and posting interesting stories.

    My connection to river engineering is that I am a Hydraulic Engineer and work in the water resources field.

    I added the RSS feed and shared your blog on linkedin.

  2. Jessica Ludy

    I appreciate this blog a lot for keeping me abreast of global issues. I also think you offer thoughtful insight and you engage your readers really well– this is very different from other blogs. I also appreciate the shout out to Battling the Inland Sea. Good on ya. I have shared on linked-in today, by email with other water-friends, and have subscribed a few weeks ago. Cheers!

  3. Matt Anderson, PE

    It’s a great blog. Thanks Guys. (There is a tweet, Linkedin, and subscription to RSS)

    My connection to River/Water is a long history of Water Resources / River Modeling in private practice that has led me to seek to make the tools we use easier to use.

  4. Devin Stoker

    Just saw a tweet about this blog, and I’m excited to start following it! (I’ve subscribed via RSS and tweeted the link to it.)

    As for my connection to water resources? I’m wrapping up my M.S. in Civil Engineering (Hydraulics Emphasis) shortly. Excited to begin my professional career.

  5. Elizabeth

    I’m looking forward to following your blog.

  6. Jan Verkade

    Guys – congratulations on your 100th blog post, which has been advertised on both my LinkedIn and Twitter accounts (/janverkade). I am a hydrologist whose primary interest is in predictive hydrological uncertainty: how can it be estimated? what is the use of explicit estimates? Your blog has been on my RSS subscription list for a few weeks now; I enjoy reading your take on all things hydraulic/hydrologic! All the best from Delft, JV

  7. Michael G

    Sweet! I would love to add Chow to my bookshelf!

    In my past 7+ years as a hydraulic engineer with the Corps of Engineers in Kansas City, I’ve worked extensively on habitat restoration projects on the Missouri River.

    I subscribed via email and tweeted your link!


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