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Geologic hazards of the Bighorn River Floodplain

There is a lesson to be learned from the recent near-catastrophic failure of the Oroville Dam in California. That dam is of similar construction as ou...

 

Geologic hazards of the Bighorn River Floodplain

This installment continues the series of articles that propose possible solutions to dealing with the geologic hazards of the Bighorn River...

 

Geologic hazards of the Bighorn River Floodplain: Preemptive rock attack

The rest of this series will propose best solutions to dealing with the geologic hazards of the Bighorn River Floodplain. A previous column described...

 

Geologic hazards of the Bighorn River Floodplain: Meandering Streams

In a previous article I described how the Wind River is an antecedent stream which pre-existed the Owl Creek Mountains. As the mountains were uplifted...

 

Geologic hazards of the Bighorn River floodplan

Our town and county leaders wisely built the first county hospital on “hospital hill” overlooking Hot Springs State Park. They realized from...

 

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