Tag Archive: vermont

Sep 28 2012

Looking Back at Tropical Storm Irene: What Went Right (Video)

Over the last year, Vermonters have come together to rebuild, to cope and to understand the devastation and loss of life caused by the state’s worst natural disaster in more than 80 years. Louis Porter, former journalist and current Lake Champlain Lakekeeper with the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), has been documenting the environmental and ecological …

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Jan 23 2012

A Few Good Reads (1/23/12): Restoration After Irene

This week: restoring the Tweed River in Vermont, 3D modeling of the Yuba, Thailand’s flood defense effort, and ways to stop multitasking. The Tweed after Irene: How to repair a ruined river (Burlington Free Press) HT: Channel Restorationist The basic work we could do was to get people to stop digging — stop digging an …

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Jan 16 2012

A Few Good Reads (1/16/12): Ongoing Recoveries

This week: The recovery in Vermont, rebuilding levees along the Mississippi and Missouri, and reflection on the flooding a year ago in Queensland, Australia. After Irene: Vermont Thanks You from Christian Clark on Vimeo. In Missouri, as Levee Is Rebuilt, Signs of Rebirth Begin to Sprout (NY Times) Inundating the Birds Point-New Madrid floodway — …

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Oct 10 2011

A Few Good Reads (10/10/11)

This week: the rapid repairs in Vermont, the changing career of engineering, the art of problem solving, and failing in social media. Vermont’s rivers hurt by flood repair, some say (by Candace Page, Burlington Free Press) “There was no possible way to put our roads back together in any way without the availability of gravel …

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