Tag Archive: southwest

Jul 23 2012

A Few Good Reads (7/23/12): Flood control on the Truckee River, Minot Moving Forward

This week: Flood control on the Truckee River finally moving forward? Collaboration and compromise in the Teanaway basin, Minot’s plan for the $68M grant, “Drought and downpour” across the U.S. from the Big Picture,  and bargain flood insurance for those in the High Park Fire area. Feds renew work on Truckee River flood project (RGJ.com) …

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Jun 11 2012

A Few Good Reads (6/11/12): Flash Flooding in Denver, the Growing Drought in the Southwest, and Still Recovering Along the Missouri

This week: Extreme weather and flooding in Denver, the effects of the 2011 Missouri River flooding linger, growing drought in the Southwest, USACE and the Netherlands working together, and costly repairs needed at Fort Peck Dam (5th largest reservoir by volume in the U.S.). Still Living with the Flood (Omaha World-Herald) Sprawling 30- to 40-foot …

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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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