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UI center has flood maps for Iowa

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 »

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IFC and NASA to Study Soil Moisture

Researchers from the Iowa Flood Center have been invited to participate in a NASA field experiment this summer that will focus on global observations of soil moisture gathered by the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. IFC researchers, working with colleagues at Iowa State University and many other agencies and universities from around the country,… Continue Reading »


IFC Helps Bring $96.9M HUD Grant to Iowa

The Iowa Flood Center was instrumental in bringing a new $96.9M grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Iowa for a statewide watershed improvement program, the Iowa Watersheds Approach (IWA). The IWA will address issues associated with the devastating and dangerous floods Iowa communities experience year after year. Through strong partnerships… Continue Reading »