Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wet weather

I went to Shipman this morning to help get samples ready to ship to the lab.  We have run out of places dry enough to work.  Hillsboro had 1.7 inches of rain since noon yesterday,  Shipman had about an inch.  NWS data shows 10 plus inches south of Springfield.  The structure below is doing it's job in preventing soil erosion in the ditch.  It may not look like much, but the 6 inches of water coming across the flat wall of the structure is really quite a lot. 

Toughbook update

I have now been using the toughbook since may 1 every day in the field. Not crazy about Global mapper for mapping in the field, but it works. For sampling it is wonderful. A few times I have been happy to have a PC with me. Global mapper has worked fine for display and location when sampling.