December rains are causing trepidation across Iowa. Temperatures far above seasonal averages and a heavy dose of rainfall have inundated the state with water, at a time of year when the extra moisture yields more runoff than usual. Since this weekend, about 100 flood warnings have been issued across Iowa as creeks, streams, and rivers… Continue Reading »
IFIS now offers Iowans access to flood inundation maps for 24 Iowa communities, up from 10 communities in 2013.
IIHR Associate Faculty Research Engineer Ibrahim Demir will receive the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) National 2018 Outreach Award for his Flood Artificial Intelligence (AI) system at the ASFPM Conference in Phoenix on June 21.
IFIS now features data from HAZUS, which allows users to estimate the cost of flood damages to buildings and other structures in various flooding scenarios.
For farmers, timely information is vital. The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa is deploying new hydrologic stations that provide real-time weather information that farmers can use. The stations measure rainfall, wind speed and direction, and soil moisture and temperature. A shallow groundwater well also provides information about the water table. And… Continue Reading »
On March 1, the Iowa Flood Center held a media event in recognition of the start of March Flood Awareness month. Check out the news stories below! http://whotv.com/2018/03/02/iowa-flood-center-ready-to-help-project-flood-risks/ http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Iowa-Flood-Center-website-helps-forecast-flood-conditions-and-damage-475609853.html http://www.kwwl.com/story/37628130/2018/03/Thursday/iowa-flood-center-shows-off-flood-forecasting-technology http://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/iowa-flood-center-reveals-new-flood-tracking-technology-ahead-of-2018-flood-season http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/education/iowa-flood-center-predicts-normal-flood-season-touts-online-prediction-tools-20180301 http://www.ktiv.com/video?clipId=14166846&autostart=true http://www.kttc.com/category/131445/video?clipId=14166846&autostart=true https://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=2345&DateTime=3%2F1%2F2018+10%3A04%3A35+PM&Term=University+of+Iowa&PlayClip=TRUE
March is Flood Awareness Month, and the Iowa Flood Center is making preparation easier.
With the 2018 flood season only weeks away, the Iowa Flood Center is here to help with information and resources for Iowans.
Floodwaters poured into Plainfield, Iowa, from all directions during rare fall flooding in 2016. Dan Gilles, an Iowa Flood Center (IFC) water resources engineer, is helping the tiny Northeast Iowa town find solutions for its water problems. Plainfield is a town of about 450 people. “For these small towns, it’s a lot to take on,”… Continue Reading »
Ibrahim Demir of the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa (UI) has been awarded a grant from Microsoft as part of its “AI for Earth” program. Dr. Demir is an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering who also leads the Hydroinformatics Lab at the University of Iowa. He will use the award to… Continue Reading »