Data Portals and Reports

Beginning with the innovative Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) in 2011, IIHR has made easy online public access to research data the standard for its major research initiatives. Since then, IIHR has developed similar online data access systems for water-quality information, the Iowa Watershed Approach, well driller information, and more. These platforms allow emergency managers, decision-makers, and the general public to access the data they need for safety and good public policy.

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The Iowa Water Quality Information System (IWQIS) provides access to real-time water-quality data and information such as nitrate, pH, and dissolved oxygen concentrations, discharge rates, and temperature. IIHR’s network of water-quality sensors provides these essential data, which offer unprecedented information on the state of Iowa’s water.

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Iowa Flood Information System

The Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) is an easy-to-use, Google Maps–based web platform developed by the Iowa Flood Center (IFC). The system provides real-time information on watersheds, precipitation, and stream levels for more than 1,000 Iowa communities. IFIS is available to all Iowans on the internet at ifis.iowafloodcenter.org/ifis/.

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The Iowa Watershed Approach Information System (IWAIS) is an interactive data visualization tool designed to support and inform decisions related to strategic best management practice (BMP) implementation and the development of community flood resilience.

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Iowa Geological Survey Data Systems

The Iowa Geological Survey (IGS) supports a variety of online systems to provide data directly to Iowans, including: (1) interactive maps that provide access the survey’s vast catalog of publications; (2) a catalog of publications on the geological resources of Iowa, including groundwater, bedrock, glacial materials, and mineral resources; (3) GeoSam, which provides key information for every available well, rock exposure, or site of geologic information in Iowa; (4) GeoCore, which tracks cores in the IGS Rock Library; (5) IGS Pump Test, offering access to a collection of aquifer pumping test data and results; (6) GeoLab, which  showcases laboratory results from more than 6,000 samples across Iowa; and more!

More Online Information Systems Coming Soon!