Tag Archive: dams

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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Dec 17 2012

A Few Good Reads (12/17/12) US Drought, Protecting the World’s Deltas with Sediment, Damming the Mekong

Stubborn US Drought Could Be Costlier Than Hurricane Sandy Initial estimates range from $60 billion to $100 billion, with a first official estimate from the US Department of Agriculture expected in February, says Steven Cain, a specialist with Purdue University’s Agriculture Communications Service in West Lafayette, Ind.

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Jun 29 2012

Watershed: Solutions for the Future of the American West

“As the most dammed, dibbed, and diverted river in the world struggles to support thirty million people and the peace-keeping agreement known as the Colorado River Pact reaches its limits,WATERSHED introduces hope. Can we meet the needs of a growing population in the face of rising temperatures and lower rainfall in an already arid land? …

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Oct 04 2011

Hydro Survey: GPS? Who Needs That?

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Guest Post by Joe Robinson, Hydro Survey Crew Chief If you have spent some time in the field of modern day surveying, you probably know one of the key limitations with using GPS – Obstructions overhead that might considerably reduce otherwise available satellite reception. GPS currently works by means of line of sight connections between …

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