Iowa City Flash Flood

3 questions to ask as we prepare for the next disaster

Communities should ask these three important questions to help themselves become more resilient to disasters. Read more…

A map showing flood levels in Rock Valley, Iowa.

June Flooding Slams Iowa

The Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa provides 24/7, up-to-the-minute information on current flood conditions on the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS), which is available to the public online. IFIS provides current stream levels, flood alerts and forecasts, inundation maps for many river communities, and more.

Fishing for Fords

Until recently, finding lost cars was not part of Nate Young’s job description. Yet that is precisely what he and fellow Iowa Flood Center (IFC) engineer Dan Gilles found themselves doing on May 11. Beneath overcast skies, Young, associate director of the IFC, and Gilles, a water resources engineer, boated up and down the Iowa […]