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June 29, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

City of Iowa City & the Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Expands Environmental Partnerships between
EPA and Iowa City on Friday, June 29, 2012

Burlington Street Dam Mitigation Design – Phase 1

(Link to full brochure BurlingtonStreetDamProject-EPA visit)


Since the flood of 2008, there are a number of areas along the Iowa River that are in various stages of rebuilding. The Iowa River is ideally located to benefit from initiatives to repair and enhance the riverfront.  These efforts will include flood mitigation, habitat restoration, and new recreation opportunities in this under-utilized area in close proximity to Iowa City’s downtown core.

EPA has worked closely with Iowa City officials and University of Iowa officials to initiate numerous environmental partnerships. One of the goals is related to increasing awareness about the shared value of Iowa’s water resources and the impact of land use in rivers. From 2009 to 2011, EPA provided technical assistance to Iowa City in the form of market analysis and a transit development study in the Riverfront Crossings District.

Funding from the EPA Urban Waters Grant will allow for the planning and design necessary to modify Iowa City’s Burlington Street Dam.

Public safety is a chief concern as the Iowa River connects the east and west side of the University of Iowa campus and its 30,000 students and more than 20,000 employees. Thousands walk and bike daily just above or adjacent to the dam.
Modifications to the Burlington Street Dam will:

  • Address public safety concerns;
  • Improve water quality;
  • Improve riverbank stability;
  • Improve fish habitat; and
  • Create recreation opportunities.
  • City of Iowa City Contact Information:
    Steve Long, Community Development Coordinator
    319-356-5250 —


June 29, 2012
9:00 am - 10:00 am


Stanley Hydraulics Lab
100 SHL
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
Posted on June 28th, 2012

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