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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

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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.

C. Maxwell Stanley Hydraulics LaboratoryIFC 10-Year Birthday Celebration!

The Iowa Flood Center is celebrating their 10-year birthday on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Iowa City! Join us for all-day activities, including:

  • Networking
  • Tours
  • Social event at Big Grove Brewery
  • Panel discussion of flood experts
  • Birthday cake!

Activities are free and open to the public. We hope to see you!

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IFC News and Events

The 2008 flood in Iowa City

How the University of Iowa Recovered From the ‘Unfathomable’ Flood That Ruined It

The story of Iowa’s effort to restore its campus shows how hard it is to come back from a disaster, even with the university’s myriad resources. While the school reopened quickly with makeshift power and cramped facilities, it took eight years to fully rebuild.

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.

People are talking about the Iowa Flood Center!

Terry Branstad

The Iowa Flood Center is a valuable resource for Iowans.

Terry BranstadFormer Iowa Governor
Justin Gehrts

We truly appreciate the work that [the IFC] is doing.

Justin GehrtsKCRG-TV Meteorologist

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