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 participation at the 2012 Iowa Water Conference will include: Presentations Larry Weber, IIHR Director & IFC Co-founder, Overview of HUD Watershed Projects in Iowa: Tile Study and Watershed Demonstration Projects. Nathan Young, IFC Associate Director, State of Iowa-Cedar Watershed with Bob Libra (Iowa DNR) and Jason Smith (US Army Corps of Engineers).… Continue Reading »
Forty legislators, mayors, county supervisors and soil and water conservation district commissioners attended the recent Upper Cedar River Watershed Tour in Floyd County. The tour was sponsored by Floyd, Bremer, Mitchell, and Butler Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the Iowa Flood Center, the University of Iowa, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Department of… Continue Reading »
The Floyd County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a tour of the Upper Cedar River Watershed to look at urban and agricultural soil and water conservation practices that are making a difference in controlling flooding, pollution and soil erosion in the basin. Nathan Young, Associate Director of the Iowa Flood Center, is among the scheduled presenters.
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.