Floodplain mapping makes progress
By Lily Henderson
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…