Tag Archives: Hudson River

NYC’s Ultimate Locavore Food: Blue Crab

How often do you eat Tuna per month?  Well, let me introduce you to a seafood that has dramatically lower pollution levels in its flesh, and comes straight from our local waters:  The humble blue crab.  Not only is it far better … Continue reading

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Presenting Wednesday: Impacts of Irene & Lee on the Hudson

Experts gather to outline and analyze the historic combined effect of the two storms by Craig Wen, Stevens Institute of Technology During a torrid week in 2011, cities and communities along the Hudson River were hammered by Tropical Storms Irene … Continue reading

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Birds-Eye and Fish-Eye Views of Irene’s Floodwaters

Approaching the anniversary of last year’s landfall in New York City of Tropical Storm Irene, I decided to make some animations of that storm’s flood elevations and water currents.  The model-based animations have voice-overs explaining what happened in the water during … Continue reading

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What Effect Would Stopping the Flow Have on Ironman?

Westchester County officials say that repairs on a broken pipe are almost complete and they hope to stop discharging sewage into the Hudson River by Friday afternoon.  So, what effect would shutting it down have on pathogen concentrations near George … Continue reading

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Tracing the Sewage Plume and Impact on the Iron Man Swim

There’s nothing that says summer like a raw sewage leak into one of New York City’s major rivers. There was another sewage spill in the Hudson, this time due to a broken pipe and resulting diversion into the Hudson at … Continue reading

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Trees Tell the Story of 500 Years of NYC Drought History

by Neil Pederson I didn’t see this coming. Yes, winter 2011-2012 has been quite unusual and it is becoming more obvious that almost anything can happen with our weather these days (see October snowstorm followed by days in winter 2012 … Continue reading

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Fall Colors and The Urban Heat Island

One of my favorite things about living in New York City is checking out the fall colors on my bike commute through Central Park.  However, for subway commuters and tourists who don’t get to cruise through the park every day, … Continue reading

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Ancient, Dusky Rivers

The muddy waters of the Hudson and other nearby rivers these past few weeks are a result of Hurricane Irene’s heavy rains and river flooding.  You generally see the Hudson get muddy from tropical storm floods or in springtime if … Continue reading

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Where Is The Sewage Spill Plume Going?

Linked below is today’s updated sewage plume hindcast/forecast video based on the Stevens Institute of Technology NYHOPS ocean model and created using NOAA’s GNOME particle tracking tool.  The simulation runs from 5:15 PM, Wednesday July 20th to 12:00 AM, Saturday … Continue reading

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Bike Touring the Aftermath of the Riverbank Sewage Meltdown

You likely heard the news, that a fire at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant, which lies beneath Riverbank State Park, disabled the facility Wednesday afternoon.  As a result, the city cannot treat sewage from roughly half of Manhattan, and … Continue reading

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