Category Archives: Water

Winter Olympics 1960 Squaw Valley Trivia

Hope you are enjoying the Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia. Are you old enough to remember the 1960 Winter Olympics from Squaw Valley, USA?  I was eight years old, but thanks to my Dad I was already an avid skiing … Continue reading

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The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has an opening for a hydrologist just starting out. The job is in Portland, OR. The job probably involves water quality, flows, and fish, as well as power production. It’s a GS-7/11 ($41k to $93K) … Continue reading

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Déjà vu Shed: Ten Watershed Management Lessons Learned

“We don’t make many mistakes; we just make the same ones over and over again.” noted hydrologist Dave Rosgen is fond of saying. I couldn’t agree more. Ever get a sinking feeling that working in watershed management, in the immortal … Continue reading

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Milagro means miracle. Water means power.

Milagro means miracle.  Water means power.   I mean to sit on this mesa this evening and enjoy the view of Mono Lake and the mountains beyond, and try not to think too much. The creeks that feed this landlocked sea … Continue reading

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Drum roll, please! Ten-Thousand Years or More.

The correct answer is “D.” Sea level has been rising for 10,000 years. Actually, as Mike pointed out, 20,000 years would be a more appropriate answer. This corresponds with the decline of the last ice age (or glacial period). Sea … Continue reading

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Climate Change Trivia

Scientist and engineers now know that sea level has been rising for some time. About how long has sea level been rising? A. 10 years B. 100 years C. 1,000 years D. 10,000 years Select the correct answer and write … Continue reading

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Snow is Next Year’s Trout

Forester’s Log: Snow is Next Year’s Trout ©Mary Stuever (Used with permission.) The Forester’s Log is a monthly column published in newspapers and magazines primarily in the American west. Stuever is a forester in the American Southwest. She can be … Continue reading

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