Feb 06 2012

A Few Good Reads (2/6/12): Dam Break in Bulgaria

This week: more flooding in Queensland, Australia, dam break in Bulgaria, NSW still fighting the deluge, and an overview of the river restoration (dam removal) efforts in the U.S.

Thousands Evacuated as Floods Engulf Parts of Queensland (San Francisco Chronicle)

The deluge may damage as much as 10 percent of the cotton crop in Australia, the world’s third- biggest shipper, according to Olam International Ltd.

Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Flood Death Toll Rises to 8

Dam Bursts in Bulgaria, Floods Village and Kills 3 (AP)

A 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) flood wave swept some 700 houses in the village of Bisser, near the Greek border, after the dam on the Ivanovo reservoir collapsed, the civil defense chief Nikolai Nikolov said.

NSW on flood alert as 7000 isolated (Sydney Morning Herald)

The worst affected area was south of Moree in Wee Waa where 2,300 people remained stranded, Mr Kear said.


Dam Nation: A Snapshot of River Restoration Efforts in the U.S. (American Rivers)

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