Tag Archive: flood monitoring

Oct 12 2012

Fighting Floods During the Event (Video)

We talk a lot on this blog about planning for and preparing for flood events. We’ve talked about levees, bypasses, correctly modeling the floodplain, reservoir storage, and providing “room for the river.” However, what can you do during the actual flood event? What methods are used to help levees stay intact during high flow events? …

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Feb 07 2012

Queensland Dealing with Flooding Again


  Queensland, Australia is again dealing with the onslaught of flooding. As NSW continues to deal with their inundation, flooding now shifts into southern Queensland. The town of St. George has practically been evacuated as the Balonne River experiences record flooding. You can see in an overview of the gages (see below)  that the number …

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Nov 28 2011

A Few Good Reads (11/28/11): Australia Flooding

This week: Flooding in Australia, planning and recovering in Thailand, and fighting the productivity killer known as the internet.   Australia: Nearly 2,000 people cut off by floods (BBC Video) Nearly 2,000 people in the small town of Wee Waa, in south-eastern Australia have been cut off by flooding. Emergency supplies have been flown to …

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Nov 10 2011

Bangkok Flooding: Aerial Photos and the Trash Problem


The Denver Post has some amazing aerial photography from a few days ago that is worth checking out. I’ve pulled in a few of the most striking ones here.  The one above is amazing in how it helps illustrate that Bangkok is not 3rd world but a well-developed country with a solid infrastructure with a …

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