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Archive for July, 2016

Agricultural tile emptying into an Iowa stream.

Surprising Phosphorus Trends

Posted on July 29th, 2016

A new study shows that total phosphorus concentrations have significantly decreased at a dozen sites on Iowa’s rivers.

IIHR's Chris Jones talks with the media about the new sensor; the solar panel and enclosure for the battery, datalogger, cell modem, and GPS can be seen behind Jones.

IIHR’s Water-quality Network Grows

Posted on July 29th, 2016

IIHR’s network of water-quality sensors continues to grow. Most recently, IIHR staff installed a new sensor on West Fork Crooked Creek south of Washington, Iowa.



Newly Installed Water Sensors near Washington Track Nitrates



Real-time Water-quality Data Available near Washington



IIHR, RAGBRAI in Washington



Iowa Students Use Lasers to See Underground



Environmental Science & Technology Publication Pays Tribute to Jerry Schnoor

Gabriele Villarini has been selected to receive the AGU's Macelwane Medal.

Villarini to Receive AGU’s Macelwane Medal

Posted on July 21st, 2016

Gabriele Villarini has been chosen to receive the American Geophysical Union’s prestigious James B. Macelwane Medal.

The Iowa Flood Center's Michelle Wienhold is also the group lead for the University of Iowa GIS Users Group. She was part of the team that recently took LiDAR scans of Iowa City’s “beer caves.”

Exploring Unseen Iowa City

Posted on July 18th, 2016

Beneath downtown Iowa City’s Brewery Square lies a network of manmade tunnels and caves that dates from the city’s earliest days. IIHR Research Assistant Michelle Wienhold is part of a research team that recently created LiDAR scans of the caves.



Is Your Perfect Lawn Hurting Iowa’s Water Quality?

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