December rains are causing trepidation across Iowa. Temperatures far above seasonal averages and a heavy dose of rainfall have inundated the state with water, at a time of year when the extra moisture yields more runoff than usual. Since this weekend, about 100 flood warnings have been issued across Iowa as creeks, streams, and rivers… Continue Reading »
By Jackie Stolze According to IIHR’s Dan Ceynar, a dedicated river clean-up volunteer, Project AWARE (A Watershed Awareness River Expedition) is like RAGBRAI on the river – minus the partying. It must have been an amazing sight—dozens and dozens of canoes floating down the Upper Cedar River. Every now and then, one of the volunteers… Continue Reading »
Ricardo Mantilla, a research engineer at IIHR, has been the principle architect of the IFC flood prediction model.