On June 15, 2010, the city of Kalona, Iowa, was soaked with more than two inches of rain in about an hour. Flash flooding from a nearby drainage ditch forced the evacuation of a mobile home park, where residents found themselves suddenly knee-deep in water. The floodwaters receded quickly, and, compared to other floods in… Continue Reading »
Center Develops Web-Based Flood Map for Mason City A new web-based flood preparedness tool developed at the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) can help Mason City residents know what to expect from the Winnebago River at times of high flows. The new Mason City flood inundation maps are available to the public on the Internet through… Continue Reading »
Iowa Flood Center to demonstrate web-based flood inundation map of Mason City on Monday, July 2
A new web-based flood map can help Elkader residents know what to expect from the Turkey River at times of high flows.
A look at how the community of Charles City and one local business have responded to the 2008 floods.
Iowa Flood Center Director Witold Krajewski will demonstrate and describe how new web-based tools will provide property specific flooding level information to help Elkader homeowners and businesses better prepare for future floods.
View the extent of potential floodwaters in a community.
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The Iowa City-area flood inundation map was posted this week to the National Weather Service website, the first such NWS inundation map for an Iowa community, officials said in unveiling the tool Thursday at the University of Iowa.
Predicting the impact of flooding in the past brought with it a lot of guesswork. Now predicting the impact of a flood may be able to be accomplished with a little more certainty thanks to the work of the Iowa Flood Center.