• Iowa Has a Flooding Problem

    The Hawkeye State is near the top nationally in flood-related presidential disaster declarations

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  • When You Need Reliable Flood Information ...

    The Iowa Flood Information System offers up-to-the-minute flood data to protect people and property

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  • Iowa Watershed Approach

    The IFC is a key partner in this $97M grant to reduce flood damage in Iowa watersheds statewide

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  • Flood Prediction

    The IFC has developed a flood forecasting model that provides real-time flood prediction for the entire state

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  • IFC Flood Inundation Maps

    These maps allow Iowans to see how predicted flood levels could affect their property

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The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) puts science-based information and technology in the hands of Iowa’s decision-makers, emergency managers, home- and business-owners, and the general public. Our work is accessible to everyone through the online Iowa Flood Information System.

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The Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa provides 24/7, up-to-the-minute information on current flood conditions on the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS), which is available to the public online. IFIS provides current stream levels, flood alerts and forecasts, inundation maps for many river communities, and more.

The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) is part of the University of Iowa College of Engineering. IFC staff and students strive to develop the most advanced tools and projects to improve Iowa’s flood preparedness and resiliency, and to reduce future flooding.

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