The Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) is an easy-to-use, Google Maps–based web platform developed by the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa. The system provides real-time information on watersheds, precipitation, and stream levels for more than 1,000 Iowa communities. IFIS is available to all Iowans on the internet at ifis.iowafloodcenter.org/ifis/.
IFIS helps communities prepare for and respond to floods before they occur, helping to minimize flood impacts and associated damages. The system includes real-time stream levels at nearly 250 locations, flood inundation maps showing the extent and depth of predicted flood waters for 24 Iowa communities, weather conditions including current and past rainfall accumulations, and much more.
New and upcoming features include:
IFIS artificial intelligence and voice recognition
Automatic text alerts for stream sensors
IFIS mobile phone application
Flood damage estimates for buildings in the floodplain
Iowa Flood Center
The University of Iowa
100 Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory
Iowa City, IA 52242