IIHR director Larry Weber hopes an online tool accessed through the Iowa Flood Center website will keep taking the guesswork out of planning during widespread flooding, the kind many Eastern Iowans dealt with over the last week.
The 2013 Iowa River cleanup will start at Sturgis Ferry Park in Iowa City and end at Hills. For additional information and to register, visit the Iowa River Cleanup Project website: http://www.iarvcp.org.
The Living with Floods forum, hosted as part of the Living with Floods project, will provide an opportunity to share the progress and community accomplishments that have been made since past flood events and to look ahead to work that still needs to be accomplished.
One of the Iowa Flood Center’s four state-of-the-art mobile weather radar units, stationed at the landfill, is close to the fire still burning at the landfill, although it is currently in no danger, says IFC Director Witold Krajewski.
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.