Hancher-Finkbine Medallion

Faculty, staff, students honored with 2024 Hancher-Finkbine awards

Monday, April 29, 2024
The Hancher-Finkbine Medallions represent leadership, learning, and loyalty, and were presented to students Vera Barkosky, Mitch Winterlin, Ben Linden, and Riley Post; faculty member Miriam Landsman; staff member Rick Nicely; and alumnus Andrew Code.
AFC and IFC team members surveying a community

AFC connects 4 Iowa communities to build flood resilience

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
This month, the American Flood Coalition traveled to Iowa to connect with local leaders and find ways to address flood challenges and build resilience. AFC visited communities in its Iowa Flood Resilient Communities Cohort, a group of four municipalities working with AFC to navigate the federal funding landscape and advance community-driven flood projects
IFIS screenshot

March Flood Awareness Month

Monday, March 18, 2024
The Iowa Flood Center's Iowa Flood Information System online web application provides real-time information about stream levels, flood alerts and forecasts, and hydrologic conditions to keep Iowans safe and informed.
2008 Cedar River Flooding

Iowa flood data boosts global climate resilience effort

Thursday, March 7, 2024
The World Bank recently announced it will offer free flood risk data to 16 developing countries — a step partly made possible by lessons learned from a 2008 flood in Iowa.
Flooding in Columbus Junction

Council Hears of Flood Resources

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Columbus Junction was one of four Iowa communities selected last December to be a member of the Iowa Flood Resilient Communities Cohort; and during the city council’s regular meeting on Wednesday, a team of experts met with city officials to explain the cohort and its purpose.
 A hydrostation in south central Iowa

Iowa Flood Center receives $1M for Eastern Iowa

Thursday, January 4, 2024
The Iowa Flood Center received $1 million to expand flood and drought monitoring, watershed management, and forecasting services in Eastern Iowa through Congress’s Community Project Funding.
National Guard assists with 2008 flood in Cedar Rapids

How Much Did Extreme Weather Cost Iowa This Year?

Tuesday, January 2, 2024
The Gazette covers the rising cost of extreme weather in Iowa and how climate change is driving it.
Image of Iowa with flood resillience cohort

IFC Partners with American Flood Coalition on Flood Resilient Communities Cohort

Thursday, December 7, 2023
The Iowa Flood Center will work with the American Flood Coalition and serve as a technical resource for cohort communities to support them in accessing federal funding for flood projects.
Photo of a dam on the Iowa River

How well-managed dams and smart forecasting can limit flooding as extreme storms become more common in a warming world

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
As rising global temperatures make extreme storms more common, the nation’s dams and reservoirs – crucial to keeping communities dry – are being tested.
2008 flood in Cedar Rapids

Iowa City flooding 15 years later

Thursday, June 15, 2023
It has been 15 years since the record breaking flooding that was seen across Eastern Iowa. One of the cities that was hit particularly hard was Iowa City. The 2008 flood shattered all prior flooding records in Iowa, doing major damage.