915Fwd: 2011 Flood Outlook (Mar 2) and Ames Reads Leopold + “Green Fire” film (Mar 6)
- Feb 26, 2011Briefing on Spring Precipitation and Flooding Outlooks
Wednesday, March 2, 6:00-8:00 pmIowa State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust, Des Moines
Is the stage set for another wet spring?
What is the risk of flooding in Iowa this spring?
The ISU Climate Science Program and Iowa Flood Center will co‐host a public information briefing to discuss Iowa spring rainfall and flood outlooks. The program will present newly developed flood information services for communities, an update on recent legislative activities, and spring outlooks from national and local weather experts. The brief presentations will be followed by a question and answer session and reception to encourage further discussion.
Dr. Richard Cruse
Director, Iowa Water Center
Connecting recent changes in Iowa precipitation to floods
Dr. Eugene S. Takle, Director, ISU Climate Science Program
Community centric flood information system
Dr. Witold Krajewski, Director, Iowa Flood Center
Midwest Spring Precipitation and Temperature Outlook
Ed O’Lenic, Chief of Operations, NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Midwest Spring Flood Outlook
Steve Buan, Service Coordination Hydrologist, NOAA North Central River Forecast Center
Iowa Spring Flood Outlook
Jeff Zogg, Hydrologist National Weather Service Des Moines Weather Forecast Office
Update on Iowa Legislative Activities
Susan Judkins Josten, Rebuild Iowa Office
Question and answer session followed by reception
And visit our website at http://www.biorenew.iastate.edu/events/cpas2011.html
Ames Tribune > Sports
Outdoors Notebook: ‘Ames Reads Leopold’ March 6Curt Meine’s documentary film about Aldo Leopold, “Green Fire,” will be shown for the first time in Iowa during “Ames Reads Leopold” at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.
The film is a new documentary that details Leopold’s life, including his view on land ethics and how he chose to implement those ideas into his everyday thinking. Excerpts from “A Sand County Almanac” also will be read aloud in conjunction with the movie. The event is free and open to the public.
The Ames event joins similar celebrations in other communities during the first weekend in March when people gather to hear Leopold’s writings read aloud and demonstrate their commitment to his vision.
To learn more about “Aldo Leopold Weekends,” visit www.aldoleopold.org.
"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. ~Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac"
— Aldo Leopold
And this -
2011 Iowa Water Conference "More Water to Manage"
March 7-8, 2011
Scheman Continuing Education Building
Iowa State University