Flooding in Quebec and Northeastern U.S.

Flooding in Quebec and Northeastern U.S.

Flooding affected areas on either side of the United States-Canada border in late May 2011. Along the Vermont-New York border, Lake Champlain was at major flood stage, according to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather

Stationary depression causes floods and mudslides in Haiti

Stationary depression causes floods and mudslides in Haiti

Mudslides, flooded camps for victims and an expected increase in cholera cases is the preliminary balance of the heavy rains in Haiti. The fatalities are children who died in the northern city of Cap Haitien as a result of landslides, according to a report of the…

Receding floods around Ondjiva, Angola

Receding floods around Ondjiva, Angola

Seasonal floods affected thousands of people in Angola and Namibia during a rainy season that stretched through April 2011. Flood waters finally receded in May, but not before an estimated 260,000 residents had been affected, according to the United Nations Office for

Eruption of Grímsvötn from the glaciers perspective

Eruption of Grímsvötn from the glaciers perspective

The Glacier Change blog posted an interesting article about recent eruption of Iceland volcano from a glaciers perspective: Skeiðarárjökull Glacier,Vatnajökull retreat Grímsvötn eruption and Jökulhlaup May 2011…

Heavy rain and landslides hit Venezuela

Heavy rain and landslides hit Venezuela

Agriculture and livestock production in , has become increasingly precarious. Persistent rains in the past three months have led to floods that have ravaged some 296,500 acres of farmland in South Lake Maracaibo, in the northwestern state of  Zulia in

Morganza Floodway after five days of flow

Morganza Floodway after five days of flow

Five days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a flood control structure, or spillway, onto the Morganza Floodway, water had spread 15–20 miles (24–32 kilometers) southward across the Louisiana landscape. As of May 18, 2011, a total of 17 bays…

Huge swells flooded Fiji

Huge swells flooded Fiji

Huge swells struck roads, villages and hotels along the Coral Coast leaving people dashing for high ground this morning. The swells according to the Fiji Meteorological Office, is a result of a storm surge from the huge swells generated by the low depression

Morganza spillway open on the Mississippi river

Morganza spillway open on the Mississippi river

An estimated 108,000 cubic feet per second of water from the Mississippi River is rushing through Louisiana's Morganza Floodway today as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened another bay bringing the total to 16 open gates out of the 125 possible.

On May 15,

Morganza floodway satellite view

Morganza floodway satellite view

On May 14, 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway in an attempt to ease flooding along the Mississippi River in Louisiana. The decision was made to protect the heavily populated areas and infrastructure around the ports of Baton Rouge and