Gage data: when, where, why and how

Unless you have a specific interest in the water level of your local river or stream, you probably never think about stream gaging, and what that data collection does for us. Various groups such as boaters, seek out this data for their recreational use, and others, like myself, use it professionally. Gages are generally defined... Continue Reading →

The 100-Year Floodplain: Explained.

Floodplain maps.  This topic alone drives more confusion and misunderstanding than nearly any other one I encounter.  There are people who sincerely believe that because they do not reside within a mapped 100-year floodplain that they will not experience flooding or have a near zero chance of it....seriously.  To dig into why this assumption is... Continue Reading →

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