Tag Archive: american rivers

Jul 23 2012

A Few Good Reads (7/23/12): Flood control on the Truckee River, Minot Moving Forward

This week: Flood control on the Truckee River finally moving forward? Collaboration and compromise in the Teanaway basin, Minot’s plan for the $68M grant, “Drought and downpour” across the U.S. from the Big Picture,  and bargain flood insurance for those in the High Park Fire area. Feds renew work on Truckee River flood project (RGJ.com) …

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Jul 09 2012

A Few Good Reads (7/9/12): Fatal Flooding in Russia

This week: Worst flooding in 70 years in Krasnodar, Flood policy reforms, CVFPP plan solid but could’ve done more, drought in the southwest only worsens, and accuracy versus resolution in lidar. Russia flash floods: Dozens die in Krasnodar region (BBC) The floods, the worst there in living memory struck at night, reportedly without warning. Emergency …

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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 …

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Jan 27 2012

Restoring the Elwha (Video)

The following is a video that is a part of the Year of the River series from American Rivers that discusses the restoration of the Elwha River. The Elwha River flows out of Olympia National Park to Puget Sound in Washington.   Dam removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams began in September of …

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