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Flooding around the world (26 June edition)

Since the last edition of flooding around the world, flooding along the Mississippi River has mostly subsided, but flooding continues along the Missouri River and in China. Several new flood wetspots have also popped up, as the image below from … 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

Categories: by Anne, geohazards, 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