Anatomy of Iowa Floods: Preparing for the Future (Red Oak)

Red Oak, Iowa:  A free seminar to help Iowans better understand recent flooding and how Iowa communities can prepare for future floods.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Trends in Iowa precipitation
  • Trends in stormwater run-off
  • Work of the Iowa Flood Center
  • Floodplain management strategies
  • Water quality
  • The Cedar Falls Floodplain Initiative
  • Rural-urban watershed coalition building
  • A review of related state public policy issues.

The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.  Refreshments will be served and a limited number of free copies of the book, “A Watershed Year: Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008,” will be available to attendees.

Hosted in the Montgomery County Historical Society building, 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

No registration required.

Hosts:  University of Iowa Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research, Rebuild Iowa Office, Iowa Flood Center, University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension, Iowa League of Cities and the Iowa State Association of Counties.