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Festival celebrating Iowa River set to make a big splash in Iowa City



In the Midwest, Relentless Floods Dredge Up ‘Shadow’ of 1993



Linn County Residents get Better Idea of 100 Year Flood Risk



Should Davenport Build a Flood Wall?

IIHR's Jacob Odgaard poses in a student study area of the Seamans Center for Engineering

Odgaard Wins H.A. Einstein Award

Posted on May 23rd, 2019

IIHR’s A. Jacob Odgaard recently received the ASCE’s H.A. Einstein Award for his leadership and tireless effort in the field of sediment transport and river erosion control.



In a Flood-Prone State, Past Disasters Have Lessons to Teach



‘You don’t know what’s in the water’: How crews are tackling environmental threats flooding leaves behind

Keith Schilling stands in a road ditch examining soil samples on a table.

Road Ditches Reduce Nutrients

Posted on May 3rd, 2019

Keith Schilling’s recent research suggests that water quality challenges in Iowa and nationally would be even greater if it weren’t for a little appreciated feature of the landscape — road ditches.

Formal headshot of Larry Weber

Weber Named to Flood Recovery Advisory Board

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

IIHR’s Larry Weber has been named to serve on Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ Flood Recovery Advisory Board.



How do we live with the new reality of flooding in Iowa?

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