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A Story of Flood Preparedness

Posted on June 18th, 2015

by Shianne Gruss Living in Iowa means living with floods, and historically that has led to loss of property, farmland and even life. Today, however, Iowans have the resources of the Iowa Flood Center behind them, providing information that was unavailable in 2008 or in 1993. Where will the floodwaters go? Will my house be flooded? […]

New Wave of Stream-Stage Sensors Being Deployed

Posted on May 6th, 2014

Since the Iowa Flood Center’s pilot-program launched in 2010, the original number of stream-stage sensors installed on bridges across the state has more than tripled.

Going with the Flow

Posted on May 1st, 2014

After six years of researching hydrology at IIHR and the Iowa Flood Center, Associate Research Engineer Ricardo Mantilla will soon begin to teach it.

IIHR Co-sponsors Extreme Weather Symposium

Posted on December 9th, 2013

The UI Public Policy Center, with support from co-sponsor IIHR, hosted a symposium on Dec. 11 to address the challenges of adapting to extreme weather fluctuations in Iowa.

The Human Costs of Flooding

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Putting the human cost of floods, rather than economic loss, front and center Hurricane Katrina was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, with damages totaling more than $70 billion. It was also one of the deadliest, taking the lives of nearly 2,000 people. It was the hurricane’s human impact that started Eric Tate on his […]

Iowa Watershed Approach

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Visit the Iowa Watershed Approach website … How can innovative management practices make a difference within watersheds? Two research initiatives — the almost-complete Iowa Watersheds Project, and the new $96.9M Iowa Watershed Approach — are helping us find out. In 2016, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering will complete its five-year Iowa Watersheds Project (IWP), which was supported […]

Flood 2013: A Bird’s-Eye View

Posted on July 3rd, 2013

IIHR Photographer Aneta Goska recently climbed into a helicopter for an aerial tour of flooded areas of Eastern Iowa.

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

Protecting Campus: A Slideshow

Posted on June 4th, 2013

Set on the banks of the Iowa River, IIHR finds itself with a front row seat to watch Iowa’s most recent flood event. (Photos by Aneta Goska)

Photo by Kaptain Kobold.

On a Mission: Water Sustainability

Posted on August 16th, 2012

IIHR Research Engineer David Cwiertny is one of four new IIHR faculty affiliates who are part of the Water Sustainability Faculty Cluster. This profile of Cwiertny is part two in a four-part series introducing these new researchers. (Photo by Kaptain Kobold)

Fund-a-Sensor

IFC Fund-a-Sensor

Posted on August 15th, 2012

Individuals can now help the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) make our state a safer place to enjoy Iowa’s rivers and streams by making a gift to the Fund-a-Sensor project.

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