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Protecting Campus: A Slideshow

Posted on June 4th, 2013

The Stanley Hydraulics Lab Bears Witness to Another Flood

Swallows feast on plentiful insects, thanks to floodwaters in Eastern Iowa.

Swallows feast on plentiful insects, thanks to floodwaters in Eastern Iowa.

The Iowa River Flexes Its Muscles

The water’s power is evident and impressive at the Burlington Street dam near Stanley Hydraulic Lab.

The water's power is evident and impressive at the Burlington Street dam near Stanley Hydraulic Lab.

Rising Water

Water creeps up the bank, edging near sidewalks and bridges.

Water creeps up the bank, edging near sidewalks and bridges.

Flood Control on Campus

HESCO barriers were originally designed for use on beaches and marshes for erosion and flood control.

Building HESCO barriers as flood protection on the UI campus.

Teamwork

Volunteers and university employees pitch in to protect University buildings.

Volunteers and university employees pitch in to protect University buildings.

Volunteer Sandbaggers at Work on UI Campus

Students and other volunteers help protect campus buildings by filling and stacking sandbags.

Students from across campus, including IIHR, have volunteered to help protect UI buildings by filling and stacking sandbags.

Many Hands, Heavy Work

It takes many hands to get a job like this done.

It takes many hands to get a job like this done.

HESCO Barriers

A student volunteer helps fill a HESCO barrier with sand.

A student volunteer helps fill a HESCO barrier with sand.

HESCO Barriers

HESCO barriers were developed in the 1980s and are used for military fortifications as well as flood barriers.

HESCO barriers were developed in the 1980s and are used for military fortifications as well as flood barriers.

From Iraq to Iowa City

HESCO barriers are named for the British company that developed them, and have been heavily used in Iraq and Afghanistan to defend against blasts and small arms.

HESCO barriers are named for the British company that developed them, and have been heavily used in Iraq and Afghanistan to defend against blasts and small arms.

Flood Protection on Campus

HESCO flood barriers protect Mayflower Residence Hall near City Park.

Floodwaters Threaten Mayflower Hall

A bird’s eye view of floodwaters that covered Dubuque Street and threatened Mayflower Residence Hall.

Coralville Dam from the Air

For now, it appears that Coralville Lake will crest several feet below the top of the dam.

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