Tag Archive: reservoirs

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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Aug 20 2012

A Few Good Reads (8/20/12): Shaking the Levees, Flooding Around the World

This week: Testing the levees of the Sacramento Delta, cleaning up after the Manila floods, flooding around the world, a new approach to coping with drought, and using iPads to view construction blueprints. Shaking the Levees of the Sacramento Delta (NBC) “It feels a little bit like we’re on a waterbed,” said Scott Brandenberg, a …

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Jul 16 2012

A Few Good Reads (7/16/12): San Clemente Dam to be Removed

This week: San Clemente Dam to be removed, the aftermath of the Russian and Minnesota floods, and value pricing and changing the client relationship. California to Remove San Clemente Dam (ASCE) On June 21 the California Public Utilities Commission approved a plan to remove the 106 ft tall San Clemente Dam on the Carmel River …

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Mar 30 2012

Baldwin Hills Dam Disaster (Footage from 1963)

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This week, we stumbled onto some footage of the Baldwin Hills Dam disaster that took place in Los Angeles in December of 1963. The more we learned about it, the more fascinating it became although it was a tragedy that should have easily been averted. It was built between 1947-1951 despite safety concerns and consideration …

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