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IFC stream-stage sensors have proven they're tough enough to withstand being inundated by floodwaters.

Next Wave of Stream-Stage Sensors

The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) continues to work hand in hand with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to better inform citizens of Iowa City, and countless other communities across the state, of potential flooding.

Sensor Development

One of the lessons learned from the devastating 2008 Iowa floods was that current gauging stations do not provide sufficient data for real-time flood forecasting. Traditional stream gauges are expensive — with costly infrastructure, equipment, and maintenance — and it is not feasible to place them on all of Iowa’s many small streams. The Iowa… Continue Reading »