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Rebuild Iowa Office: Five Flood Seminars Examine 2008 Floods And How Iowans Can Prepare For Future Disasters

RIO Press Release FIVE FLOOD SEMINARS EXAMINE 2008 FLOODS AND HOW IOWANS CAN PREPARE FOR FUTURE DISASTERS Panelists Highlight Protection Efforts, Future Flood Predictions and New Book on Flooding (DES MOINES) – Community seminars to help people better understand the 2008 Iowa floods and how Iowans can better plan and prepare for future flooding will […]

KIMT: Flood Sensor Gives Early Warning

Flood Sensor Gives Early Warning Residents in one North Iowa community will be more prepared the next time heavy floods hit the area. The city of Greene, IA entered into a pilot program with the Iowa Flood Center to install a sensor on the Gates Bridge in Floyd County which is about five miles north […]

Rebuild Iowa Office: Working to Recover

RIO Press Release For Immediate Release May 20, 2010 WORKING TO RECOVER: IOWA FLOOD CENTER PROVIDES KNOWLEDGE, TOOLS TO UNDERSTAND FLOODS Iowans Directly Benefit from Research Done on Watersheds, Floods and Flood Predictions DES MOINES – Iowans must understand flooding in order to learn how to live with and prepare for floods, said Witold Krajewski, […]

Solon Economist: A Watershed Year

A watershed year: Mutel’s book examines causes, lessons of the 2008 floods By Stephen Schmidt SOLON ECONOMIST IOWA CITY- Rural Solon resident Connie Mutel is a historian and archivist at IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, a research institute within the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering. She is also an author, and was responsible for assembling and […]

A Watershed Year Reception

Book signing and reception with Connie Mutel, editor of A Watershed Year:  An Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008.  Wednesday April 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, with a brief presentation at 5:00.  This event takes place at the John Deere Plaza, UI College of Engineering. For more information or questions contact – Joe […]

Daily Iowan: Flooding the Pages

Flooding the Pages By Josie Jones Daily Iowan Connie Mutel’s earliest memories are of plants. The historian and archivist of the UI’s IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering institute said she is much happier when in nature, and she depends on the natural world for her mental health. Because she was in Switzerland when the 2008 floods hit […]

WCF Courier: Draining problem

Draining problem: Book ties row crops to flooding problems By Matthew Wilde WCF Courier CEDAR FALLS – Major floods statistically have little chance of occurring in the Cedar Valley. But they do – twice in 15 years. The Cedar River and other Northeast Iowa waterways inundated residential neighborhoods and farm fields in historic fashion in […]

Quad-City Times: Book Examines Lessons Learned from ’08 Floods

By Alma Gaul Quad-City Times In June 2008, the rivers of eastern Iowa rose above their banks to create floods of epic proportions, ruining farm fields and displacing thousands of residents and businesses. Many people still are struggling to recover; some never will. A new book, “A Watershed year: Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of […]

Daily Iowan: UI engineering students design flood sensor

UI engineering students design flood sensor By Kellie Petersen Daily Iowan When it came time for a group of UI engineering students to begin their project for the Capstone Senior Design class, they turned to the floods of 2008 for inspiration. But their inspiration may have come less from the floods themselves than from how […]