Archive for March, 2010

Floodwaters begin receding from St. Peter area

The Minnesota River has begun a slow return to its regular channel.  This photo of the Highway 99 bridge in St. Peter was taken just after it was closed to traffic on March 19.  Note the crests of water at the base of the bridge, and a large tree stump lodged upright against the bridge […]

Spring break fieldtrip to Big Bend begins

Six geology students and Professor Jim Welsh left St. Peter on Friday for a week-long trip to Big Bend and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks in southern Texas.  They will see the easternmost parts of the Basin and Range Province, some nice volcanic rocks, and will surely have some tales to tell.  Above is a photo […]