Upcoming in St. Charles, Mo.
The Flood of 2019- Here We Go Again
Presentation by Dr. Bob Criss, Washington University>
Dr Criss will discuss the recent flood in relation to anomalous precipitation, river constriction, faulty risk calculations, and mitigation strategies.
Time and Place
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Big A's on the Riverfront
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Presentation by Dr. Bob Criss, Washington University
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
6. p.m. Social Hour at Big A’s on the Riverfront
7:00 p.m. Presentation
At Big A’s on the Riverfront (in the back room)
308 N Main St. – St Charles, MO
Presentation is FREE and open to the public!
Hosted by Greenway Network
Dr. Criss specializes in hydrogeology, the geology of water and systems of water. Much of his work has an environmental slant. He investigates the transport of aqueous fluids in environments such as rivers, cool potable groundwater systems essential to civilization, and deeper, hotter hydrothermal systems.
Since 1990, the mid-continent experienced floods of such severity that they would not, under normal circumstances, be expected to have all occurred in a period of less than several centuries. Criss and a colleague have proven that engineering modifications of waterways have increased the frequency and severity of floods on most Midwestern rivers.
Robert Criss, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis who has been studying flooding for more than two decades, said there may be a more important factor than how the Corps’ priorities are ranked.
“The Missouri River has been made narrower over the years, Criss said, and the Corps has worked to maintain a defined channel for barge traffic even though few barges ever cross the river near Iowa and Nebraska. We’re having this problem because we messed with the rivers too much,” Criss said.
Dr. Criss will be discussing the recent flooding and ways to mitigate flood damages using non structural methods, such as levee set backs.
To Big A’s on the Riverfront, our host for the Speaker Series.
To get there from I-70
- Take I-70 to exit 229B – the 5th St. Exit
- Merge onto 5th St. headed north toward St. Charles.
- After about 1 mile, turn right on Monroe St.
- Turn left onto N. Main St.
- Big A’s will be on your right (308 N. Main St.) Additional parking is available in the rear.
- View on Google Maps.
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