Category Archive: Water Resources

Aug 05 2013

A Few Good Reads (8/5/13): Deadly Flooding in Afghanistan and Pakistan

This week: More 100 are dead in flooding in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including the capital city of Karachi, a flooding disaster declaration in Kansas, a chart of the drought on the Colorado River, FEMA’s disaster mobile app adds crowdsourcing, and the FAA approves the first commercial use UAS.      Flooding kills more than 100 in …

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Jul 22 2013

A Few Good Reads (7/22/13): More Summer Flooding in China, Removal of Veazie Dam Begins in Maine

This week: Over 300 people lost in floods this year in China, flash flooding in Arizona, the removal of Veazie Dam on the Penobscot River begins in Maine, more behind the massive flooding in Uttarakhand, India, and Alberta one month after the flood. China floods claim 337 lives so far this year (AlJazeera) Flooding in …

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Jul 17 2013

Ever Changing Landscape

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Flooding and mudslides are starting to feel normal in the areas burned by last summers Colorado fires.  I have read in several places that this could be the norm for the next 10 years.  Manitou Springs was hit hard in early July, and Hwy 14 in the Poudre Canyon was closed recently on July 12 …

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Jun 17 2013

A Few Good Reads (6/17/13): What Next in Germany? 2012 Second Costliest Disaster Year in U.S.

This week: What’s next for flood prevention in the aftermath of massive floods in Germany, before and after aerial photography of the Germany flooding, extreme jet stream pattern triggers historic Europe flooding, 2012 second costliest ever for disasters in the U.S., $20B plan outlined for New York City, and a Colorado River water supply shortage …

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