Tag Archive: South Africa

Mar 24 2014

A Few Good Reads (3/24/14): Death Toll in South Africa Flooding Climbs to 32, Yellow River in China Bombed to Break Ice

This week: South African flood death toll climbs to 32, China bombs the Yellow River to break ice jam, a brief history of flooding in Colorado, the world’s most stressed rivers, and a quick way to stay more visible with your boss. Flood Death Toll in South Africa Climbs to 32 (FloodList) Heavy rains and …

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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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Mar 16 2012

St Francis Bay Bridge Collapse in South Africa (Video)

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Our video of the week this week comes to us from South Africa, where a major causeway over St Francis Bay washed out not once but twice within a month. You can see the original structure downstream, which looks like a couple of concrete box culverts, and the newer structure with the 4 CMPs. Pay …

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