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Iowa Flood Center featured in March 2017 BAMS Magazine

The Iowa Flood Center (IFC), established following the 2008 record floods, has developed a real-time flood forecasting and information dissemination system for use by all Iowans. The system complements the operational forecasting issued by the National Weather Service, is based on sound scientific principles of flood genesis and spatial organization, and includes many technological advances.… Continue Reading »

2017 Midwest Big Data Hackathon

By Mikael Mulugeta This September, the University of Iowa will host the 2017 Midwest Big Data Hackathon, a two-day, non-stop software development competition. The event, which will be held in the Iowa Memorial Union, permits students from any university or college to participate and form teams to work on big data projects of their choosing.… Continue Reading »

Celebrating Statewide Floodplain Mapping

You’re invited! Please join us for a celebration of the completion of the Iowa Statewide Floodplain Mapping Project: Monday, Nov. 28, 1 pm 2520D University Capitol Centre on the University of Iowa campus As the Iowa Statewide Floodplain Mapping Program nears its Dec. 31, 2016, completion date, we invite you to join us to celebrate… Continue Reading »