Posts Tagged ‘Iowa Flood Information System’

Iowa Flood Information System offers Real-time Flood Information—Perfect for a Rainy June!

During this wet and rainy June, we invite you to check out the latest conditions in your part of the state by visiting the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS). Individuals can access IFIS by visiting http://ifis.iowafloodcenter.org. (IFIS) is an online tool developed by the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa. IFIS provides… Continue Reading »

Flood Inundation Maps for Independence

By Shianne Gruss, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering Citizens of Independence can now access online maps that show how flooding events are likely to affect their community, homes, and businesses. Independence is one of 14 Iowa cities to be part of the Iowa Flood Center’s (IFC) community-based flood inundation mapping project. “We’ve been moving through and trying… Continue Reading »

Iowa Flood Center Deploys Rain Gauges

IFC researchers have designed and installed 20 state-of-the-art rain gauges with soil moisture probes in the Turkey River watershed in northeast Iowa, with a few more gauges in the South Fork of the Iowa River watershed (Franklin, Hamilton, and Hardin counties) and the Walnut Creek watershed (Jasper County).

Project AWARE Education Session: The Iowa Flood Center

Introduction to the Iowa Flood Center (IFC), the 100+ IFC stream gauges designed, constructed, and installed across Iowa, and an overview/tutorial of an online tool, the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) created for the Iowa public. The tool allows easy access to a map based combination of radar image overlays, watershed boundaries, stream sensor data (IFC, USGS, USACE), and inundation maps empowering individuals to make informed decisions about potential flood threats.

Flood Inundation Map: Mason City

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 »