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Demir Wins ASFPM Award

IIHR Associate Faculty Research Engineer Ibrahim Demir will receive the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) National 2018 Outreach Award for his Flood Artificial Intelligence (AI) system at the ASFPM Conference in Phoenix on June 21.

IFC Hydro Stations Provide Weather Data Farmers Need

For farmers, timely information is vital. The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa is deploying new hydrologic stations that provide real-time weather information that farmers can use. The stations measure rainfall, wind speed and direction, and soil moisture and temperature. A shallow groundwater well also provides information about the water table. And… Continue Reading »

Little Town, Big Flooding

Floodwaters poured into Plainfield, Iowa, from all directions during rare fall flooding in 2016. Dan Gilles, an Iowa Flood Center (IFC) water resources engineer, is helping the tiny Northeast Iowa town find solutions for its water problems. Plainfield is a town of about 450 people. “For these small towns, it’s a lot to take on,”… Continue Reading »

Demir Wins Microsoft’s ‘AI for Earth’ Grant

Ibrahim Demir of the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa (UI) has been awarded a grant from Microsoft as part of its “AI for Earth” program. Dr. Demir is an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering who also leads the Hydroinformatics Lab at the University of Iowa. He will use the award to… Continue Reading »

IFC stream sensor used to track flooding on the Poudre River

The Iowa Flood Center’s stream monitoring network is gaining interest across the country. Through a partnership with Riverside Technology Inc., the Iowa Flood Center received funding and support to deploy a stream stage sensor on the Poudre River in Colorado. The sensor has been deployed as part of a pilot project to improve flood awareness… Continue Reading »

New! IFIS Automatic Text Alerts

By Mikael Mulugeta A new Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) service now available will change how Iowans receive important flooding alerts. The new automated alert feature, accessible from the front page of IFIS, allows users to receive IFIS alerts via text message, phone call, or social media when sensors record certain flood levels. Users can select an… Continue Reading »