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Photo of Ricardo Mantilla Gutierrez on a bridge.

Predicting Floods with Computer Simulations

Posted on June 8th, 2017

IIHR’s Ricardo Mantilla is the principal architect of the Iowa Flood Center’s flood prediction model, HLM-Async.

HUD Awards $96.9M to Iowa

Posted on February 12th, 2016

The Iowa Flood Center was instrumental in bringing a new $96.9M grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Iowa for a statewide watershed improvement program, the Iowa Watersheds Approach (IWA). The IWA will address issues associated with the devastating and dangerous floods Iowa communities experience year after year. Through strong partnerships […]

A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Flooding

Posted on July 21st, 2015

Undergraduate researcher Yibing Su traveled halfway around the world to study water resources, right after a major flood struck her hometown of Beijing.

Self-Cleaning Culverts

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Out of sight most of the time, we expect culverts to carry flow beneath the roadways, whether in drought or in flood. As long as they do their job, most of us never give culverts a second thought. IIHR Research Engineer Marian Muste thinks about culverts a lot. Culverts in Iowa are frequently blocked by […]

Improving Iowa’s Winter Road Conditions

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Wilf Nixon could see his breath as he climbed into the passenger seat of the orange snowplow truck on the ice-covered spillway of the Coralville Dam. Nixon, an IIHR research engineer, had arranged for the spillway to be flooded to measure the forces on an underbody plow blade as it cut ice. The driver started […]

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? […]

In July 2014, floodwaters once again threatened to overtop the Coralville Dam.

Villarini: Midwest Floods More Frequent

Posted on February 23rd, 2015

Floods are becoming increasingly more frequent over the Midwest and surrounding states, according to IIHR Assistant Research Engineer Gabriele Villarini.

Campus Flooding

Posted on July 18th, 2014

Although floodwaters are beginning to recede on the University of Iowa campus, the river is still running high. IIHR photographer Frank A. Weirich took these photos in Iowa City last week.

The swollen Iowa River as it winds through the University of Iowa campus, July 2, 2014.

Iowa River Flooding, 2014

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

In 2014, Iowans have resources that didn’t exist in 2008. The Iowa Flood Center’s online tool, the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS), allows all Iowans to access information regarding real-time community-based flood conditions.

Water Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities

Posted on January 10th, 2014

by Matahel Ansar As a water professional born and raised in one of the most water-stressed regions in the world, Sub-Saharan Africa, I welcome the opportunity to write about water sustainability. As a young boy, I remember spending every summer vacation with my uncles in the Sahara desert in Northern Mali. My uncles are Tuareg; […]

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