Tag Archive: queensland

Feb 04 2013

A Few Good Reads (2/4/13): Devastating Floods in Mozambique and Australia

This week: Flooding leaves 68 dead in Mozambique as the Limpopo River overflows, more flooding in Queensland as helicopters rescue more than a 1,000 people and some crazy sea foam from the storm, rebuilding in hurricane zones as conditions potentially worsen, and some great dos and don’ts of restoration. Sixty-Eight Dead as Mozambique Floods Spread …

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Feb 20 2012

A Few Good Reads (2/20/12): Salmon and California Flood Protection

This week: Salmon habitat restoration, more on the CVFPP in California, where the Colorado runs dry, the cost of the recovery in Minot, and flood inquiries in Queensland grappling over a hydraulic model.   California bonds pay for levees in floodplains, leading to more growth, increased flood risk (AP) Although courts have found the state …

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Feb 13 2012

A Few Good Reads (2/13/12): What is Residual Risk?


This week: Clean up begins in southern Queensland, communicating residual risk around levees, the need for geomorphology, the low snowpack in California, and just how good we engineers have it.   On communicating that other kind of risk (The Water Away) In my opinion, what most of the public thinks about when they hear “Risk” …

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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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