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A map showing Johnson county and the wells around Iowa City

New Online System Available for Well Owners

Posted on August 16th, 2019

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.

Three men stand in front of a large dam

IIHR Gives a Dam About Fish Passage

Posted on August 16th, 2019

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

Photo of the cover and center spread of the award-winning issues of IIHR Currents.

IIHR Currents Wins Award

Posted on June 21st, 2019

The 2017–18 issue of IIHR Currents won the Communicator Award of Excellence from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts.

IIHR's Jacob Odgaard poses in a student study area of the Seamans Center for Engineering

Odgaard Wins H.A. Einstein Award

Posted on May 23rd, 2019

IIHR’s A. Jacob Odgaard recently received the ASCE’s H.A. Einstein Award for his leadership and tireless effort in the field of sediment transport and river erosion control.

Keith Schilling stands in a road ditch examining soil samples on a table.

Road Ditches Reduce Nutrients

Posted on May 3rd, 2019

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.

Formal headshot of Larry Weber

Weber Named to Flood Recovery Advisory Board

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

IIHR’s Larry Weber has been named to serve on Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ Flood Recovery Advisory Board.

A line of men in suits poses in front of a watershed exhibit.

UI, IIHR Join Regional Water Consortium

Posted on April 18th, 2019

The University of Iowa and IIHR are part of the new Coastal-Hydrologic Consortium, which will work to solve regional flooding problems and water-related issues in the Mississippi River Watershed.

Floodwaters stretch to the horizon along the Missouri River, seen here from the NEbraska side.

Early Spring Flooding Slams Iowa

Posted on March 29th, 2019

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.

IIHR researcher Greg LeFevre stands near the Iowa River on the University of Iowa campus.

LeFevre Earns NSF CAREER Award

Posted on March 13th, 2019

IIHR’s Gregory LeFevre recently received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award, which he will use to study green stormwater treatment practices.

This colorful map shows a collaborative groundwater modeling effort among the IGS, Iowa DNR, and individual water users in Linn and Johnson counties.

Water for Today — and Tomorrow

Posted on March 7th, 2019

The Iowa Geological Survey developed a 3-D local-scale groundwater flow model and used it to predict future water availability for industries and communities in Linn and Johnson counties.

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