The Iowa Flood Center has developed an interactive, online tool for sharing real-time flood forecasting information with Iowans. The online system complements flood forecasts produced by the National Weather Service and offers a multitude of additional features and resources including flood inundation maps, real-time river stage data from over 200 IFC stream sensors, and real-time flood alerts. The advanced technologies developed by the IFC can provide support and complement the mission of the National Water Center. Working in collaboration, the two organizations could develop a regional assessment of water resources in the Midwest with broader application the the rest of the U.S.
Krajewski, W.F., Ceynar, D., Demir, I., Goska, R., Kruger, A., Langel, C., Mantilla, R., Niemeier, F., Quintero, F., Seo, B.C., Small, S., Weber, L., Young, N., “Real-Time Flood Forecasting and Information System for the State of Iowa,” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00243.1, 2016 (in press).