Useful Links

Iowa Resources

Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management (IHSEM)
Hazard mitigation information to help Iowans prepare for flooding and other disasters, assistance information for impacted individuals impacted, and current disaster information.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Flood Plain Management
Information on  flood plain development permits, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and statewide floodplain mapping resources.

Iowa Department of Public Health
Flood-related disease information.

Iowa Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association
Information and resources for floodplain management in Iowa.

Flooding in Iowa
A series of online videos and related materials primarily focused on the National Flood Insurance Program and how it works, created in partnership by the Floodplain Management Division of DNR and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Water Resources Coordinating Council (WRCC)
Policy and funding recommendations for Iowa promoting a watershed management approach to reduce the adverse impact of future flooding on the state’s residents, businesses, communities, and soil and water quality.

Public Health Resources

Mold Clean-Up Video
Mold is an environmental hazard that has been found at extreme elevated levels after flooding events. With a little effort, you can make yourself safer from its toxic effects.

Beach Monitoring
The beach monitoring program collects and disseminates data to help the public make informed decisions about recreating at state and local beaches.

Flood Safety Information
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a list of items to help you prepare for a flood.

Assistance for Individuals and Communities
Access to federal disaster assistance and resources for individuals and communities.

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners based on community participation in the program.

Water Conditions and River Forecasts

Iowa Water Science Center—USGS
Iowa DNR Water Summary Update
NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Center
River Conditions—NOAA Watch
Water Management Center—NRCS

For the Classroom

Iowa Storm Water Education Program
Water Conservation and the Possibilities
Rainscaping Iowa