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Daily Iowan: Iowa gets U.S. flood money

Iowa gets U.S. flood money By Cathryn Sloane Daily Iowan Iowa will receive $84.1 million for flood-mitigation efforts, just two years after major flooding ravaged Iowa City. Officials announced the grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday morning. Twelve other states were awarded grants as well for similar efforts, but […]

Rebuild Iowa Office: $10 Million in Watershed and Flood Mitigation Projects to Benefit Iowa

$10 Million in Watershed and Flood Mitigation Projects to Benefit Iowa State Leaders, Agencies Announce New Projects to Protect Iowa RIO Press Release (DES MOINES) – This morning, several state agency representatives and community leaders announced several new projects to help Iowa minimize erosion, manage runoff and mitigate future flood damage. The announcement was made […]

KCRG: Iowa Commits $10 Million to Watershed Projects

Iowa Commits $10 Million to Watershed Projects IOWA CITY, Iowa – How do you stop a flood? Build walls? A reservoir? Since the 2008 flood we’ve all learned a lot more about dealing with rapidly rising water. And we know it’s better to stop a flood before it starts. Monday the Iowa Flood Center, at […]

KWWL: $10 Million in Flood Mitigation Projects Announced

$10 million in flood mitigation projects announced Monday, November 1, 2010 1:13 PM ESTIOWA CITY (KWWL) – Several new projects to help Iowa minimize erosion, manage runoff and mitigate future flood damage were announced Monday morning. The announcement was made at the University of Iowa’s Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory in Iowa City. In August, the U.S. […]

Daily Iowan: UI professor works to prevent another flood

Spotlight Iowa City: UI professor works to prevent another flood By Alan Toussaint Daily Iowan Months after the historic flooding in the summer of 2008, many Iowans were left with questions on how to move forward. And when the Iowa Flood Center was created in the spring of 2009, the center and its director Witold […]

Ames Tribune: After the flood: A tale of two cities

Earth Watch: After the flood: A tale of two cities By Dennis Keeney Special to The Tribune “If this happens again [Iowa] will go broke. There’s no way that the state can absorb another event of this magnitude,” said Witold Krajewski, director of the Iowa Flood Center. In the aftermath of yet another flood season, […]

Anatomy of Iowa Floods: Preparing for the Future (Moravia)

Moravia, 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 […]

Daily Iowan: Floodplain mapping makes progress

Floodplain mapping makes progress By Lily Henderson Daily Iowan Iowans should expect more flooding. Climate change and land transformation over the years will contribute to the trend, said Connie Mutel, a historian and archivist at the University of Iowa’s IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering Institute, at a speech Thursday night. “Floods are what rivers do,” she said, […]

A Watershed Year: Flooding in Iowa

Program by Connie Mutel, editor of “A Watershed Year: Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008” When: Thursday, September 23, 7:00 PM Where: Biosphere Discovery Hub, Macbride Hall (on UI Pentacrest) Is there a link between Iowa’s changing climate, intensive land use, and an increase in flood frequency and intensity? Ecologist Connie Mutel will explore that […]