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, adding that people should be prepared.

And a current University of Iowa project could help with that, said Larry Weber, the director of the UI Hydroscience Lab who spoke at a separate event Thursday evening.

The Iowa Flood Center, created after the flooding in 2008…


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