Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Thoughts go out to Harvey flood victims

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with those impacted by the devastating floods caused by Hurricane Harvey.   Iowans remember the 2008 floods that wreaked havoc across our state. Through the chaos, we came together and built back a more resilient Iowa. Iowa Flood Center experts reflect on the extreme flooding in Texas: IFC Director Witold Krajewski compares… Continue Reading »

Be Ready for Spring Floods

The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) offers a suite of online tools, the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS), that allows all Iowans to access the latest community-based flood information. IFIS is a user-friendly online application based on a Google Maps interface. To launch IFIS, visit New for 2017, IFIS offers a more responsive design. New… Continue Reading »

New! Download the FREE IFIS App

The Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) has a new responsive design compatible with smartphones and tablets. Down the IFIS App for convenient anywhere, anytime use!

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 »

The NMME’s Seasonal Outlook for Iowa

IIHR assistant research scientist Wei Zhang used an experimental climate modeling system to create a seasonal outlook for Iowa.

Cuts Threaten Flood Resources

Charles City Press front page Subcommittee proposes slashing center’s budget By Kate Hayden DES MOINES — Funding for the Iowa Flood Center could be slashed from $1.5 million annually to zero in a new Education Appropriations subcommittee bill from Iowa legislators. Subcommittee members met Tuesday afternoon to review the General Fund proposal, which included… Continue Reading »

URGENT: IFC Threatened by Legislative Budget Cuts

The email below was shared with many IFC friends this morning by IFC Director Witold Krajewski and IIHR Director Larry Weber. Time is of the essence, so please act today! See links to related stories below their email. Dear Friends and Colleagues, Yesterday, we learned that the Republican legislative budget proposal for next year zeros… 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 »

Upper Iowa River WMA Project Coordinator opening

Winneshiek Soil and Water Conservation District seeks a self-motivated, experienced Watershed Project Coordinator to implement the Iowa Watershed Approach project for the Upper Iowa River Watershed through Winneshiek County. The project coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for the Iowa Watershed Approach program in the Upper Iowa River Watershed. The application closes… Continue Reading »