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Aerial view of muddy brown floodwater submerging Pacific Junction, Iowa, in 2019.

Research Links Climate Change to Flooding in Iowa

Posted on March 1st, 2021

IIHR’s Gabriele Villarini and Wei Zhang (now at Utah State) have connected rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere with Iowa’s more frequent flooding.

Two government officers guide an inflatable boat through floodwaters in Houston, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey.

IIHR Research Links Urban Sprawl and Flooding

Posted on November 14th, 2018

Researchers from IIHR at the University of Iowa and Princeton University found that Houston’s urban density contributed to the storm’s intense flooding. The study is published in the journal Nature.

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