Tag Archive: drought

May 13 2013

A Few Good Reads (5/13/13): Drought in California, Catawba River Flooding

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This week: Bad news from the latest California snow survey reading means reservoirs will be drawn even further, the Catawba River overflows its banks in North Carolina, Lake Mead and Lake Powell heading towards their lowest levels ever, a cool Google timelapse of a meandering channel in Peru, and a very good review of the …

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Mar 25 2013

A Few Good Reads (3/25/13): Delta Plan Released, Elwha Continues to Gnaw Away at Sediment

This week: California releases part of the Delta plan, water infrastructure possibly hitting the Senate floor in April, the Elwha continues to gnaw away at the built up sediment, NFIP’s levee failure simulator, and pictures related World Water Day 2013. California releases part of plan to restore Delta (ABC) Officials acknowledge the plan does not …

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Jan 25 2013

Transmountain Diversions and the Drought in Colorado (Video)

“As bad as last year was and everybody complaining, this year we’re behind it; we’re worse,” Gates said. “We have less snow this year than last year. The bases at the resorts are only like 21 inches right now, which is terrible. That’s pathetic.” (Aspen Times, HT: Coyote Gulch) In Colorado, we are in the …

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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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