Tag Archives: hydrology

Stormwater management is all around you. Can you #SpotTheSCM?

On Thursday of @highlyanne’s week @realscientists, she was putting finishing touches on a research proposal to do new, cool science on stormwater managment. She also wanted to get people to realize that stormwater managment is already happening in their neighborhoods, so #SpotTheSCM was born. Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology, public science

What is stormwater? And how did we get to where we are today?

For a week in October 2016, I had over 38,000 twitter followers as I took a turn hosting the @realscientists account. Of course, I spent a bunch of my time preaching the gospel of stormwater management. Here are tweets over two days synopsizing its history in 140 character bites. Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology

Happy New Water Year! For hydrologists, it’s already 2013.

There’s nothing particularly deterministic about starting a new year on January 1st. Our wall calendars happen to do so because of the circumstances of history. For hydrologists in the northern hemisphere, January 1st is not a great time to declare … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology

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

Categories: by Anne, geohazards, hydrology, society

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

Categories: by Anne, geohazards, hydrology, Uncategorized