At a water board meeting this afternoon, the attorney mentioned “Junior Wells”. My mind wandered: Turns out that wasn’t what he meant: During litigation involving one of the largest water plans developed in recent years, it was discovered that about 60,000 acre feet per year were being taken by junior wells from the South Platte [...]
New analysis of the tricky problem of quantifying California’s groundwater depletion uses data from NASA’s GRACE satellite to come up with some startling numbers: Here we use 78 months (October, 2003–March, 2010) of data from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellite mission to estimate water storage changes in California’s Sacramento and San Joaquin River [...]
During family day at the construction site of the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s new Lake Mead water intake structure, they let folks sign the tunnel boring machine. My favorite:
I’ve always wanted it to be a “frequently asked question” here on Inkstain, but to be honest, no one’s ever expressed any curiosity whatsoever about the Easy-Do Parties Lady who has graced my blog lo these many years. But you should have asked, right? She’s the cover gal on “Easy-Do Parties Electrically,” a 36-page recipe [...]
Over at Scienceblogs, hydrologist/geomorphologist/etc. (Anne – I love the difficulty in labeling you!) Anne Jefferson includes The Tree Rings’ Tale on her list of science gifts for the kiddies in your life.
My employer was kind enough to publish my thoughts on George Will’s Sunday column for our print subscribers. (Sub/ad required for that, I think. Commens closed here, I set up an open thread over there.)
I was talking to a friend yesterday, an expert in the science of climate change, about our differing takes on carbon taxes and policy paths forward. My friend, a glass half full guy, believes bold action is needed, and that we can and must do hard things such as, for example, raising the price of [...]keep looking »