Tag Archive: san joaquin river

Mar 11 2013

A Few Good Reads (3/11/13): Proposed Dam in Alaska, Realities of Managing the Delta

This week: The economic and environmental challenges of a proposed dam in Alaska, some realities of managing the San Joaquin/Sacramento Delta, restoring the Muddy River in Boston, and pondering lost urban rivers. Proposed Dam Presents Economic and Environmental Challenges in Alaska (NY Times) But in Alaska, where natural energy resources and wildlife are both foundations …

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Oct 22 2012

A Few Good Reads (10/22/12): Agreement on Delta Fixes, Residual Risk on the Missouri, and the PE Licensing Debate Heats Up

This week: Agreement on smaller levee and habitat fixes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, dealing with floods on the Missouri River, some great aerial photography of the Colorado River system, healthy rivers bringing economic benefit, and the professional engineers’ license debate heats up. Warring parties agree on some levee, habitat fixes in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta …

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May 14 2012

A Few Good Reads (5/14/12): Taming the Red River

This week: An amazing video of an augmented reality sandbox from the folks at UC Davis, a devastating flash flood in Afghanistan, the Army Corps plan to tame the Red River, restoration work on the upper Arkansas River in Colorado, and two articles on residual risk and levees in the Central Valley, California.     Flash …

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Apr 23 2012

A Few Good Reads (4/23/12): The Slow Climb Out of Recession

This week: The slow recovery in the AEC industry, more room needed on the Missouri, the threat of earthquakes to Delta levees, more rain and flooding in NSW, and the potential for photogrammetry to make laser scanning obsolete. The Top 500 Design Firms Start to Rise Above Economic Woes (Engineering News-Record) On the domestic side, …

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