Tuesday water links


1. Iron bathtub in the sky

The sky is an enormous iron container filled with water and chunks of it occasionally fall off and plummet to Earth as iron meteorites. Or, at least, that’s what ancient Egyptians seem to have thought.

Article here in New Scientist.

2. Revisiting the Nashville 2010 flood

But limitations on dam infrastructure in the 2010 flood, an internet outage and 13.57 inches of rain in Nashville and more than 17 inches in other areas that fell over two days were big factors as Corps water managers stood on top of dams and waited until water levels were 6 inches below the top of the gates before opening them to release water.

Here in the Tennessean.