Category Archive: Dam Inspection

Mar 21 2014

Video Friday: Time Lapse Demolition of Diversion Structure on the Cache La Poudre River

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The City of Fort Collins (home city of this blog!) and the Colorado Water Trust are working together towards 25 projects on the Poudre River benefitting stream flow, water quality, parks, recreation, natural areas, wildlife, riparian and aquatic health, flood control, roadway and pedestrian safety. The demolition of the Josh Ames Diversion was one of …

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Mar 17 2014

A Few Good Reads (3/17/14): Flooding with Ice Debris in Montana and Wyoming and Google ‘River View?”

This week: Flooding and ice debris in Montana and Wyoming, flooding in Swaziland that kills 8 people, current snowpack for Colorado, Google “River View,” and the Folsom Dam massive spillway gates on the way to installation. The picture above was a bit dumbfounding to me – flooding in the winter with significant ice debris on …

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Aug 30 2013

1996 Saguenay Canada Flood Footage

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For two days in July 1996, torrential rains pounded the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec and caused the worst flood in the province’s history. The floodwaters were so powerful they swept away a whole shopping complex, ripped apart homes and buried cars under mud. Scientists said it was a natural disaster likely to happen once every …

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Aug 19 2013

A Few Good Reads (8/19/13): Manitou Springs Flooding, Record Deluge in Russia

This week: Flash flooding and the recovery in Manitou Springs, record floods in Russia, a time lapse of the mouth of Elwha River, and 40 interested maps of the world.         Running and recovery in Manitou Springs (KOAA NBC) Amazingly much of the clean up work had been done before the marathon, …

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