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River Clean-ups: An IIHR Service Tradition

Posted on July 29th, 2015

IIHR faculty, staff, and students continue to participate in river clean-ups like Project AWARE, which celebrated its 13th year this July on the Wapsipinicon River.

Studying Arsenic in Cerro Gordo County Groundwater

Posted on May 28th, 2015

Five years later, a multi-institutional research study determines the source of arsenic in Cerro Gordo County private wells.

Digging for Adventure

Posted on May 13th, 2015

IIHR researcher and University of Iowa alumna Kelli Parsons traveled the country before returning to the UI as a graduate student, where she studies human impact on the land through soil.

RAGBRAI riders get up close and personal with Iowa's rolling hills. Photo by Dave Herholz.

IGS Goes on RAGBRAI

Posted on July 21st, 2014

IGS staff have developed a series of informational brochures to help RAGBRAI participants learn about Iowa’s geological, cultural, and natural characteristics as they ride across the state.

New Wave of Stream-Stage Sensors Being Deployed

Posted on May 6th, 2014

Since the Iowa Flood Center’s pilot-program launched in 2010, the original number of stream-stage sensors installed on bridges across the state has more than tripled.

Volunteers pose with the impressive pile of trash they picked up along the Iowa River on Saturday, June 2.

Cleaning Up

Posted on June 4th, 2012

Volunteers picked up more than 1,000 pounds of refuse along the Iowa River on Saturday, June 2.

The Iowa Floodplain Mapping Project

Posted on February 28th, 2012

Accurate scientific information will be one of Iowa’s best defenses against future floods, says IIHR Associate Research Engineer Nathan Young. He is leading an effort to update floodplain maps for 85 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Young, who is also associate director of the Iowa Flood Center (IFC), says that the new floodplain maps provide a […]

A preliminary floodplain map of Kalona, Iowa, (not yet approved by FEMA) prepared by research engineers and students at the Iowa Flood Center.

Iowa Floodplain Mapping Project

Posted on January 19th, 2012

Iowa Flood Center (IFC) researchers are about 1½ years into a four-year project that will provide floodplain maps for most of Iowa, funded with $10 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

LACMRERS Director Doug Schnoebelen.

Studying Arsenic in Iowa’s Groundwater

Posted on August 2nd, 2011

IIHR Research Scientist Doug Schnoebelen is part of a team studying the presence of arsenic in private wells in Cerro Gordo County, where the levels are particularly high.

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 […]

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