Entries by Margot Dick

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Fighting for Fish

Floyd Nagler founded IIHR, then acted as director for 13 years. One of his most important projects was his work on the flow of the Mississippi river.

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IIHR Gives a Dam About Fish Passage

They may not know it, but millions of salmon in the Pacific Northwest have safely passed through major hydroelectric dams thanks in part to the problem-solving and modeling expertise of the engineers at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering

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New Online System Available for Well Owners

The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination, in collaboration with the UI Hydroinformatics Lab and the Iowa Geological Survey, has developed an information system to support the management of private wells in Iowa.

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Iowa: The Navy’s Secret Weapon

Isaac Di Napoli is a grad student working with IIHR who recently won a scholarship and a future job with the United States Department of Defense. After graduation, Di Napoli will begin working with the Navy on ship hydraulics research.

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Road Ditches Reduce Nutrients

Keith Schilling’s recent research suggests that water quality challenges in Iowa and nationally would be even greater if it weren’t for a little appreciated feature of the landscape — road ditches.

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Early Spring Flooding Slams Iowa

Frozen soil, melting snowpack, and additional precipitation this spring are causing devastating flooding in many communities in Iowa and neighboring Nebraska. The Iowa Flood Center offers indispensable, up-to-the-minute information on IFIS.

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IIHR Researchers Honored

IIHR has plenty to be proud of! Recent accolades for IIHR faculty researchers include former Director Larry Weber and Research Engineer Fred Stern, who both received prestigious honors from professional organizations.