Monthly Archives: February 2012

Public Involvement in a Better Plan: Letter to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board

For better or worse, in the United States and in Calfornia especially, we have a strong element of public involvement in most planning processes. ¬†Better because it forces transparency, allows voices to be heard, and as Americans we really can … Continue reading

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On communicating that other kind of risk…

On the Souris River in 2011, higher mountain snowpack than anticipated combined with increased precipitation and full reservoirs meant that dam operators were forced to release more water than normal downstream. Communities below the dam were not prepared for the … Continue reading

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