Entries by Sara Steussy

Flood Inundation Maps for Independence

By Shianne Gruss, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering Citizens of Independence can now access online maps that show how flooding events are likely to affect their community, homes, and businesses. Independence is one of 14 Iowa cities to be part of the Iowa Flood Center’s (IFC) community-based flood inundation mapping project. “We’ve been moving through and trying […]

Predicting the extent of flash flooding

Devastating flooding, such as Iowa’s flood of 2008, motivated a team of researchers to analyze a hydrologic model with the potential to predict the extent of flooding based on predicted rain patterns