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January 2013 Archives

January 10, 2013

Behind the Scenes

Vice Magazine has an interview with the filmmakers of the Scrappers documentary.

January 20, 2013

Start Building Boats Now!

Guerrilla Flotilla

Carl Boyd has announced a tentative August 10 date for the 2013 Guerrilla Flotilla.

Last year's Flotilla met on the Chicago River behind the Whole Foods near Kingsbury St. The narrow channel around Goose Island was picturesque, but access to the water was made difficult by a 3-foot seawall. Perhaps a location with an easier launch site can be found.

January 22, 2013

Family Friendly Mekong Journey

Nature Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman is taking his family on a journey down the Mekong River through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Follow along online through videos and photos.

January 30, 2013

Midwinter Drought Relief

Metropolitan Planning Council newsletter writes about the challenges of planning for Chicago's water infrastructure in a world of erratic climate. The big storms of the past few days have alleviated the ongoing drought somewhat, but the wild swings between warmth and cold this winter require reinforcing the water system and planning for challenges ahead.

A Chicago Tribune news story reports that the recent rains have raised the level of the Mississippi River somewhat. The water level at St. Louis had been expected to reach the record low of 6.2 feet below normal set in 1940, but now it is on the rise again. The Army Corps of Engineers is blasting bedrock from the river near Grand Tower to dredge the river and allow towboat traffic through.

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