Spring: Snow, Water, Wildfire, and Gardening

The BC River Forecast Centre (RFC) released their April 1 snow survey bulletin this week. April 1st snow water equivalent (the depth of water you’d have if you melted the snow instantaneously) is used as a surrogate for the total seasonal snow accumulation and for the maximum seasonal snowpack on the ground. After April 1,…

Fluvial geomorphology is not dead

For those of you wondering WTH fluvial geomorphology means, it’s the study of river/stream processes and the landforms they create. Ben Hayes, the director of the Susquehanna River Initiative, has a nice description of it on his webpage, while Dave Sauchyn at the University of Regina has a comprehensive summary of the processes fluvial geomorphology…

May the Rivers Never Sleep

I first read a review of this book in early January. Published by Frank Amato Press, the father/son team of Bill & John McMillan have combined their conservation (father) and science (son) backgrounds into one manuscript. I was intrigued by the links between this book and Roderick Haig-Brown, a well known conservationist on Canada’s Vancouver…