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Iowa Flood Center develops web-based flood map for Des Moines

Iowa Flood Center develops web-based flood map for Des Moines University of Iowa News Services One of the greatest flood-related challenges facing Iowans is the lack of information relating predicted flood peaks to the potential impacts on homes and businesses. However, a new flood-prediction tool developed by the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University […]

Globe Gazette: High-water readiness

High-water readiness: No urgency, but M.C. officials ready after ’08 ‘wake-up call’ By John Skipper Globe Gazette MASON CITY — Although a flood warning is in effect for parts of North Iowa until Thursday, there is no need for alarm, according to Steve O’Neil, emergency services coordinator for Cerro Gordo and Franklin counties. But there […]

Iowa Legislature notebook for Feb. 15, 2011

The following is an excerpt from the Iowa Legislature notebook for Feb. 15, 2011 as printed in the Quad-City Times: MAY FLOWERS: In time for April showers, the Iowa Flood Center will activate a website providing have real-time, street-level flood information data. The website will make it possible for residents to plug in National Weather […]

Daily Iowan: Hungarian parliament member, IC officials discuss floods

Hungarian parliament member, IC officials discuss floods By Gibson Berglund Daily Iowan Perhaps one of the few places more prone to regular flooding than Iowa is the northern region of Hungary. That’s why Katalin Csobor, a member of the Hungarian Parliament, came to Iowa City this week. Csobor said she hopes to learn from the […]

Des Moines Register: River rage

River rage: Why Iowa’s flood risk is rising By Perry Beeman Des Moines Register Changes in Iowa’s weather patterns, landscape, cities and farms have rendered some of the state’s most trusted flood prevention safeguards outmoded and inadequate, a review by The Des Moines Register shows. ### (Click here to finish reading the article)

Des Moines Register: Reducing runoff key to flood fight

Reducing runoff key to flood fight By Perry Beeman Des Moines Register Every major Iowa flood is followed by a gush of committees, task forces, and state proclamations determined to reduce the damage next time. ### (Click here to finish reading the article)

RIO: Iowa-Cedar Rivers Basin Study Takes Holistic Approach

WORKING TO RECOVER: IOWA-CEDAR RIVERS BASIN STUDY TAKES HOLISTIC APPROACH Federal, State and Non-Profit Agencies Assisting in Study That Will Be Used to Create Rivers Basin Management Plan RIO Press Release (DES MOINES) – A new study just getting underway incorporates many Iowans’ concerns about water quality and quantity, outdoor recreation, farming, development and the […]

ISAC Panel Discussion

The Iowa State Association of Counties will host a panel discussion about flood events, mitigation and preparation.  Topics to include:  wetlands and agricultural activities in watershed, storm water planning, watershed planning across the world, resources available from the Iowa Flood Center and IIHR and a legislative perspective on these issues. The panel discussion will take […]