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Bob Libra
Worked at Iowa Geological Survey
Attended Indiana University
Lives in Iowa City, IA
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My wife is experimenting with straw bale backyard gardening. So far the baby To-mats are doing good.
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interesting... been seeing a lot of that lately
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"This week’s water levels at Mead are the lowest they’ve been since the lake at the Nevada border was filling during the Great Depression."
The reservoir stores Tucson and Phoenix's drinking water from the Colorado River.
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WOW! Read about folks visiting their old homes last year...
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Guy Clark went away this week. He wrote one of my most favorite ever-ever-ever songs. We're talkin' a 40 year earworm ~ ~ ~ #guyclark  
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No tree like an old tree that you don't expect. "When they expanded their area of inquiry to the U.S. and Europe, Larson and his collaborators found one of the oldest trees in the eastern U.S., an 820-year-old eastern red cedar on a cliff near Green Bay. In France, they found a tree that had been alive when Roman occupiers left France. In Canada, they found one tree that they estimated to be more than 1,800 years old when it died and that is "arguably the oldest tree ever documented" in the country, Larson and Kelly wrote."
Cedar trees living on steep cliffs were centuries old, and no one knew.
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Don't tell Weyerhaeuser.
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Urban Thistle. Runs with a tough crowd ~ ~ ~
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May in farm country, far NE Iowa, where the landscape begins dropping down from bedrock ridges to the Mississippi River.
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I'll be cutting the yard shortly and enjoying the smell of quack grass and Creeping Charlie fighting back ~
It’s the smell of chemical defenses and first aid.
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Nice editorial, and a photo of one of the springs in NE IA.
In the wake of a 2016 legislative session where lawmakers failed to reach a consensus on addressing water quality in Iowa, there's talk of convening a 'water summit.'
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Natasha this is Boris: Watch that car! I'll call Fearless Leader. #mooseandsquirrel  
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It was a simpler, more innocent time back then ~ ~ ~
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"For weeks in spring 1980, Mount St. Helens' northern flank rose about 5 feet a day as magma pushed the ground higher."
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Yep. I imagine yours wasn't the only car with scratched windows. Lucky you weren't close enough to bake the paint and plastic parts right off! What an incredible force!
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Somewhere Down by the Waterline.
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Mixing Rocks and Water
Employment
  • Iowa Geological Survey
    State Geologist of Iowa
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Currently
Iowa City, IA
Previously
Sandstone, MN - Superior, WI - Minneapolis, MN - Willmar, MN - Grand Forks, ND - Bloomington, IN - Laramie, WY
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Introduction
Looking for Crimes at the Scene of the Clue. Most peeps have that backwards.

During the day I coordinate the earth, water and mapping science of the Iowa Geological and Water Survey. During the night I explore and conjure as I please.
Bragging rights
Bragging is for other people to do about you. However, I can play a mean version of the drum solo from In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida on my face.
Education
  • Indiana University
    Geology
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