Entries by Breanna Zimmerman

The Iowa Watersheds Project: Iowa’s prototype for engaging communities and professionals in watershed hazard mitigation

In response to the 2008 floods, the creation of the Iowa Flood Center and Watershed Management Authorities (WMAs) in Iowa led to a synergy of local communities and technical experts engaging with one another to reduce flood risks. The state of Iowa received funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a […]

IFC stream sensor used to track flooding on the Poudre River

The Iowa Flood Center’s stream monitoring network is gaining interest across the country. Through a partnership with Riverside Technology Inc., the Iowa Flood Center received funding and support to deploy a stream stage sensor on the Poudre River in Colorado. The sensor has been deployed as part of a pilot project to improve flood awareness […]

New! IFIS Automatic Text Alerts

By Mikael Mulugeta A new Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) service will change how Iowans receive important flooding alerts. The automated alert feature, accessible from the front page of IFIS, allows users to receive IFIS alerts via text message, phone call, or social media when sensors record certain flood levels. Users can select an IFIS […]

Thoughts go out to Harvey flood victims

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with those impacted by the devastating floods caused by Hurricane Harvey.   Iowans remember the 2008 floods that wreaked havoc across our state. Through the chaos, we came together and built back a more resilient Iowa. Iowa Flood Center experts reflect on the extreme flooding in Texas: IFC Director Witold Krajewski compares […]