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Mar 17 2014

A Few Good Reads (3/17/14): Flooding with Ice Debris in Montana and Wyoming and Google ‘River View?”

This week: Flooding and ice debris in Montana and Wyoming, flooding in Swaziland that kills 8 people, current snowpack for Colorado, Google “River View,” and the Folsom Dam massive spillway gates on the way to installation. The picture above was a bit dumbfounding to me – flooding in the winter with significant ice debris on …

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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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Oct 29 2012

A Few Good Reads (10/29/12): Deadly Floods in South Africa and Nigeria

This week: Displacement of thousands due to flooding in Nigeria, rebuilding Louisiana wetlands, the death toll rising after more flooding in South Africa, progress on the West Sacramento setback levee, and tips for more effective slideshow presentations. Mississippi River Diversion Helped Build Louisiana Wetlands, Geologists Find (Science Daily) The extensive system of levees along the …

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Aug 27 2012

A Few Good Reads (8/27/12): Deficient Sacramento Levees, Stretch of Mississippi River closed, Seven Years After Hurricane Katrina, and the Case for Dam Removal

This week: Sacramento levees fail to meet maintenance criteria, an 11 mile stretch of the Mississippi shutdown, the case for the dam removal, Louisiana seven years after Hurricane Katrina, and the current state of hurricane protection. Sacramento levees fail federal maintenance criteria (Sacramento Bee) Levees protecting most of the city of Sacramento and 15 other …

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