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Floodplain Mapping: Kalona, Iowa

Posted on February 28th, 2012

On June 15, 2010, the city of Kalona, Iowa, was soaked with more than two inches of rain in about an hour. Flash flooding from a nearby drainage ditch forced the evacuation of a mobile home park, where residents found themselves suddenly knee-deep in water. The floodwaters receded quickly, and, compared to other recent floods […]

IFC Research Initiatives

Posted on January 12th, 2011

Among the current projects at the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) are two efforts to develop floodplain maps, and a project to place stream-stage sensors on bridges across the state. Web-Based Flood Inundation Maps IFC researchers are developing high-resolution web-based flood inundation maps for several communities in Iowa. With data gathered through bathymetric surveys to determine […]

Iowa Flood Center

Posted on June 1st, 2010

Living with Floods For Iowans, information is the key to being ready for the next flood. The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa is working to provide Iowans with accurate, scientific information to help individuals and communities better understand their flood risk. Monitoring and Predicting Floods In the last several years, floodwaters […]

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