Category Archive: Technology

Apr 01 2013

A Few Good Reads (4/1/13): Fargo Prepares for Yet Another Potentially Major Flood Season

This week: Fargo prepares for another potentially heavy flooding season, questioning ASCE’s infrastructure grading, WRDA bill clears senate committee and how the bill shields the Corps, the importance of steamgages, and extending your HEC-RAS cross sections to high ground. ND officials: Permanent flood protection needed (AP) The latest weather service flood outlook for Fargo and …

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Mar 18 2013

A Few Good Reads (3/18/13): Lake Powell Below 50% Capacity and Japan 2 Years Later

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This week: Lake Powell under 50% of capacity with Lake Mead dropping as well, Japan post tsunami 2 years later, new river modeling facility for the Mississippi River, and has Google killed RSS? Water: Lake Powell dips under 50 percent of capacity (Summit County Citizens Voice) Lake Powell won’t be looking its best for its …

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Feb 18 2013

A Few Good Reads (2/18/13): Mozambique Relocating Flood Victims, the Natomas Levee Upgrade Still Held Up

This week: Mozambique attempting to relocate flood victims away from the river, 24 miles of the needed Natomas Levee upgrades still held up, Brazil going dam crazy, the 50 states redrawn by population, and the impending death of the password. Mozambique Pushing to Resettle Hesitant Flood Victims (Voice of America) Adam Ridell says the relocation …

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Feb 15 2013

3D Printing for River Engineering? (Video)

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It must have been over four or five years ago when I first heard about 3D printing at a GIS conference I was at. It seemed pretty amazing in the demonstration but I was skeptical about the complexity it could actually handle and figured it had to be wildly expensive at the time. Since then, …

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