02 May 2011

MGhydro on Twitter, 20110502 edition

Continued from the previous edition, these are items appropriate to this blog that I have tweeted, RT'd, MT'd, or HT'd in the past few days up through the evening of the date in the post title.  You can follow me on Twitter to get these in real time, and I welcome contributions by comment, e-mail and @MGhydro!

30 April (Saturday)
  • Floodway home to 200 + 130k acres farmlamd... MT @: Summ w maps of Corps levee-destruction opts at Cairo, IL
  • RT @: Court won't block plan to blast Missouri levee and lower Mississippi flood levels near Cairo, IL - AP  
  • RT @: Fighting water-borne disease in Africa, and making millions in the process: Fast Company
  • USACE Memphis District to hold press conf @ 4pm CDT re:Birds Point-New Madrid (BP-NM) Floodway (pdf)
  • USACE @: Mississippi R @ Cairo IL was 59.2 ft @ noon CDT w slow rise, "trigger" @ 61 ft, breach decision in "hold status."
  • Closer to home, re: flooding on Norfork River/Lake, MO - lake level "stabilized" @ 579 ft AMSL by this morning:  
  • Flooding on Norfork River/Lake, MO - trouble is, Norfork Dam crest @ 580 ft AMSL, reservoir still receiving 12k cfs, fcst rain for Sat/Sun.
  • Well it's about damn time! RT @ @: NASA set to decrease the suck, increase the awesome  
  • MT @: As built there were low "fuse plugs" in the Bird's Point levee, but the Corps raised them Why?
  • RT @ Darkly amusing; when the Corps TRIES to build a levee section that will fail (at Bird's Point) IT DOESN'T  
  • And it's not over yet -- MT @: Midwest deluges enhanced by near-record Gulf of Mexico sea sfc temperatures
1 May (Sunday)
2 May (Monday)

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