Category Archives: General

Pennylvania Derecho

E Mt Aairy – Germantown – Ogontz Flood Prone Intersections

Here is a more detailed map of the 24 flood prone intersections. Right click image to see larger view in new window.

Here is the list of the 24 intersections identified by PWD.

This link gives you a PDF file of PWD’s Task 6 report.

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COVID-19 Update: 3/21/20

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The US and Spain’s COVID-19 confirmed cases since the 100th case are now higher than Italy was on the same day since their 100th case.

South Korea has bent their curve while Italy has not. The US and Spain seem to be following Italy’s trajectory, not South Korea’s trajectory.

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Philadelphia’s Flooding Challenge

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Historic Wingohocking Creek Watershed Talk

I will be giving on January 29th, 7:00 PM at Lovett Library. Flash flooding has been a problem in E Mt Airy and Germantown with Haines and Belfield as the epicenter.

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My talk is the 2nd in a 4 part series about Historic Mt Airy (link). I’d like to invite you and your associates to this talk on the history of the Wingohocking, why it was converted to a combined sewer, the resulting reshaping of the watershed’s landscape which allowed extensive development which then lead to our current flash flooding problems.

I am hoping to develop support for a Wingohocking Watershed Zoning Overlay that would require impervious land cover restrictions comparable to those now required in the Wissahickon Watershed Overlay.

 

Historic Sedgwick Farms

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Download Full size PDF available here.

Climate Change Exodus – A Sobering Video

122 E Hortter

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Trash Detective 101

Here’s a PowerPoint Slide show on how to be a trash detective.

 

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Philadelphia’s Single Use Plastic Bag To Be introduced Soon

Councilman Squilla has announced that he plans to introduce a single use plastic bag bill that will reduce bag use in Philadelphia by 80% in first year.