Thursday, March 20, 2008

What floods around goes around.


Looks like the Meramec River will hit the flood of record in St. Louis tomorrow.

These guys, who build our Emriver boxes, sit on the fringe of the Meramec's floodplain there.

Consider the irony of our great friends and suppliers of river model parts going underwater. We're now helping them figure out whether to jack equipment off the floor.

Last month we worked on Fishpot Creek, a tributary to the Meramec just upstream, and I did analysis of the Valley Park gage. All the maps and such were still out on the table.

Meramec River USGS gage at Valley Park.

NOAA flood prediction site
for Valley Park.

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