In the News: Spencer Dam Failure

Early in the morning on March 14, 2019, the 92-year-old Spencer Dam located on the Niobrara River in Nebraska failed due to a combination of ice accumulation and high flows. The failure resulted in destructive flooding downstream, resulting in loss of life and property in an area where such events are extremely rare. Buildings and…

In the News: Lake Michigan Freezes

In case you are lucky enough to be missing the recent cold snap that has passed the US by, here is some “cool” time-lapse footage of the impact of wind and cold weather on Lake Michigan. Time-lapse photography of ice flow evolution such as this provide important insights into the physical world that we often…