Tag Archives: floods

Flooding Around the World

Got flood fatigue yet? Too bad, because the wet weather and the high water keeps coming. Here is a quick round up of the notable flood-related news of the week. Mississippi River My post, ‘Levees and the illusion of flood … Continue reading

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Lingering flooding along the Middle Mississippi River and tributaries

One week ago today (28 May 2011), I had the chance to explore the lingering flooding along the Mississippi River and its tributary Big Muddy River in southern Illinois. The area was long past its crest; it is upriver of … Continue reading

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Levees and the illusion of flood control

Levees have their uses in protecting communities from flooding – but they also create the illusion of safety that promotes further settlement and development of floodplain lands. Continue reading

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Flooding along the Mississippi River

In case other events have crowded it out of your news feed, there’s record-breaking flooding going on in the Mississippi River basin. Snowmelt in the headwaters, combined with weeks of heavy rains in the middle reaches of the river basin, … Continue reading

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Floodwaters rising on the Red River

Fargo, North Dakota is coming out of its 3rd snowiest winter since 1885. Snow continued to fall into late March, and daytime temperatures have only been above freezing for few weeks. At night, it’s still below freezing, though starting tomorrow … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geohazards, hydrology