Iowa Flood Center receives grant to draw floodplain maps
By Tyler Harris
Iowa residents will be able to better determine if and how often they are likely to experience a flood thanks to a grant recently given to the University of Iowa’s Iowa Flood Center.
The center, created after the flooding in 2008, received $10 million in Community Development Block Grant money to fund the Iowa Floodplain Mapping Project.
Researchers will use the funding to create floodplain maps of the 85 Iowa counties declared federal disaster areas during the 2008 flood to be available on the Iowa Flood Center’s website.
“These maps will become a basis for a variety of regulations…”