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Paul Liu stands next to a model of Scorpy.

Delving Deep: Fossils from Iowa’s Ancient Sea

Posted on April 25th, 2017

This year, visitors to the University of Iowa’s Mobile Museum will get a glimpse of Iowa history that might look like something from a horror movie — a six-foot giant sea scorpion!

A geologist stands in a sinkhole.

IGS Maps Show Iowa Counties What Lies Beneath

Posted on January 5th, 2016

William Smith, the “father of English geology,” wasn’t the only geologist to create a map to change the world. Read about how geologists at the Iowa Geological Survey are creating new, geologic maps for the state even today.

A view of the Ottumwa treatment basins.

Safe Drinking Water for Iowans

Posted on September 15th, 2015

Scientists at IIHR are working with municipal water supply operators in several Iowa cities to help bring safe and reliable supplies of drinking water to those communities.

An illustration of a pentecopterus.

Researchers Find Giant Fossilized Sea Scorpion

Posted on September 2nd, 2015

IGS researchers have uncovered fossils of Pentecopterus, an ancient six-foot scorpion-like sea creature named after an ancient Greek warship. (Illustration by Patrick Lynch/Yale University)

A volunteer pulls a tire out of the Iowa River.

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.

The UI Mobile Museum is ready to hit the road!

On the Road with the Mobile Museum

Posted on July 10th, 2015

The UI Mobile Museum is hitting the road with a new exhibit focusing on water.

IIHR Currents cover.

IIHR Currents: Water touches everything

Posted on February 23rd, 2015

The new issues of IIHR Currents is on its way!

A representative from the Office of the State Archaeologist briefly went into the caves and took photos. Photo by Marlin Ingalls

Exploring CR’s ‘Beer Caves’ with Geophysics

Posted on February 8th, 2015

Iowa Geological Survey researchers recently studied the legendary “beer caves” in downtown Cedar Rapids with advanced geophysical technology, (Photo by Marlin Ingalls)

Iowa Geological Survey at IIHR

Posted on June 5th, 2014

The IGS Rock Library is Full of Stories! Visit the Iowa Geological Survey website! In early 2014, the Iowa Geological Survey became part of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, along with eight scientists, creating a new Iowa Geological Survey (IGS) under the auspices of IIHR. The capabilities of the IGS team include groundwater modeling, mapping of Iowa’s […]

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