Tag Archive: snowpack

Mar 10 2014

A Few Good Reads (3/10/14): Colorado’s Snowpack Grows and the Response to the 2013 Floods Continues

This week: The snowpack in the South Platte River basin keeps going up, delayed repairs on a damaged bridge on the St. Vrain Creek due to the presence of some eagles, an intriguing video on how wolves impact rivers, an ecological perspective on the 2013 Colorado floods, Christchurch, New Zealand receives a month of rain …

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May 10 2012

2011: Year of the Flood, 2012: Year of the Drought?

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A year ago at this time, the story in the U.S. was floods, floods, and more flooding to come. The story this year? Here is a quote from The Greeley Tribune on May 3: Statewide snowpack as of May 1 was 19 percent of the 30-year average, according to a report released by the Natural …

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Feb 13 2012

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

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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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