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Iowa Statewide Floodplain Mapping: A Celebration

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November 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

“Mapping Iowa’s Flood Hazards”
A presentation by Nathan Young, associate director of the Iowa Flood Center

2520D University Capitol Center, University of Iowa campus

Reception to follow

As the Iowa Statewide Floodplain Mapping Program nears its Dec. 31, 2016, completion date, we invite you to join us to celebrate this accomplishment and to learn how the project benefits our state.

In 2010, the Iowa Flood Center and Iowa Department of Natural Resources began a six-year, $15 million program to create and update floodplain maps throughout the state. Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in response to the devastating 2008 flood, the Iowa Statewide Floodplain Mapping Program helped to identify and communicate Iowa’s flood hazards, providing communities and individuals with information needed to make informed decisions on managing floodplain areas. Working with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, the IFC team created maps showing probability, extent, and depth of flooding for every Iowa stream draining more than one square mile. The floodplain data are freely accessible through a Google Maps–based web interface available at


November 28, 2016
1:00 pm
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Old Capitol Centre
200 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States


Iowa Flood Center
Posted on November 16th, 2016

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