Archive for the ‘Spotlight’ Category

New Missouri River Flood Information System

After devastating flooding in 2011 and 2019 in southwest Iowa, the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa has developed the interactive Missouri River Flood Information System (MRFIS) to help the people of this region prepare for and reduce future flood risks.

Iowa Transplant

Marcela Rojas, an engineer at IFC, traveled far and wide before joining the flood center where she brings accurate and up-to-date flood information to Iowans.

Modern Mitigation

Riley Post is researching the efficacy of farm pond and wetland water storage as a way to reduce flood impacts in Iowa communities.

From the Very Beginning

Dan Gilles has worked at the Iowa Flood Center for more than a decade, helping to create IFIS, and the flood inundation maps that keep Iowans safe.

Diverting Disaster

Libby Casavant, an IFC grad student, is working closely with advisors at IIHR, IFC, and Deltares in the Netherlands to study sediment deposition in the Kosi River of Bihar, India.