Category Archives: hydrology

Combined sewer overflows: Solving a 19th century problem in the 21st century

Combined sewers are pipes that catch both sewage and stormwater and route it to a waste water treatment plant. In dry weather, it’s all sewage in the pipes. In small rain storms, the pipes carry sewage mixed with stormwater and … Continue reading

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Scenic Saturday: The Thames at London

When in London, I find I’m drawn to the Thames. It’s a big river, and one that is inextricably tied to the history and heart of the city through which it flows. Unlike many of the Thames’s smaller tributaries, which … Continue reading

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Anne’s November Navigations

I’m not joining the exodus of geoscientists to AGU this week; I’m still recovering from November. I’m not sure whether I spent more time in Ohio or outside of it last month. The month started with the rain and runoff … Continue reading

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After the storm

It’s been quite a week. My home in northeastern Ohio got off lightly from “Superstorm” Sandy, compared to places closer to the Atlantic seaboard and in the Caribbean. But still, over 250,000 people lost power due to high wind, especially … Continue reading

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Storm Comin’

If you live in the eastern 1/3 of the US and you haven’t started paying attention to Hurricane Sandy, today is THE day. This odd late-season storm is going to hit the northeastern and mid-Atlantic coast hard, having already stormed … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, conferences, geohazards, hydrology