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Floodplain mapping almost ready

http://daily-iowan.com/2016/11/29/floodplain-mapping-almost-ready/The Daily Iowan,Published on: November 29th, 2016

Celebrating Statewide Floodplain Mapping

You’re invited!

Please join us for a celebration of the completion of the Iowa Statewide Floodplain Mapping Project:

Monday, Nov. 28, 1 pm

2520D University Capitol Centre on the University of Iowa campus

As the Iowa Statewide Floodplain Mapping Program nears its Dec. 31, 2016, completion date, we invite you to join us to celebrate this accomplishment and to learn how the project benefits our state.

In 2010, the Iowa Flood Center and Iowa Department of Natural Resources began a six-year, $15 million program to create and update floodplain maps throughout the state. Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in response to the devastating 2008 flood, the Iowa Statewide Floodplain Mapping Program helped to identify and communicate Iowa’s flood hazards, providing communities and individuals with information needed to make informed decisions on managing floodplain areas. Working with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, the IFC team created maps showing probability, extent, and depth of flooding for every Iowa stream draining more than one square mile. The floodplain data are freely accessible through a Google Maps–based web interface available at www.iowafloodmaps.org.

For more information, contact: 

Iowa Flood Center
100 C. Maxwell Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory
Iowa City, IA 52242-1585
319-384-1729
iihr-iowafloodcenter@uiowa.edu

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering in advance at 319-335-5237.