Articles from June 2019

The outside of the University of Iowa Flood center

Loebsack reintroduces flood center legislation

Monday, June 17, 2019
Iowa Congressman Dave Loesback has reintroduced legislation to establish a National Flood Center. The primary purpose of the center would be to research flood-related issues, including prevention.
The outside of the University of Iowa Flood center

Iowa Flood Center's work remains vital

Friday, June 14, 2019
Ten years ago, the creation of the Iowa Flood Center marked a milestone in the state's recovery from severe flooding in 2008.
Portrait of Witold Krajewski

Iowa Flood Center marks 10 years along with flood lessons learned at Univ. of Iowa

Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Iowa Flood Center celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a day-long celebration Thursday. The Center has done a detailed flood map for 26 Iowa communities. The Flood Center also has created a way for people to access real-time flood information online.
Aerial photo of the Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory

11 years after historic devastation, Iowa Flood Center helping keep campus dry

Thursday, June 13, 2019
It was on Friday, June 13, 2008 when floodwaters rose past the banks of the Iowa River, creating the fifth-most costly national disaster in U.S. history at the time, with FEMA estimating the total damage at $750 million. Eleven years later, both Iowa City and the university are still only now beginning to fully recover from the devastation.
Portrait of Witold Krajewski

Iowa’s Flood Center turns 10 as waters rise again

Monday, June 10, 2019
Eleven years ago, Iowa faced an epic flood. Today, we find ourselves in an eerily similar situation.
Aerial photo of the Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory

Extreme weather events in Iowa may be the new normal

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Extreme weather, including flooding and tornados, has been topping the news in Iowa and the Midwest. But the number of extreme weather events in the region may be even more numerous than we're able to recall.
Portrait of Larry Weber

In the Midwest, relentless floods dredge up 'shadow' of 1993

Monday, June 3, 2019
The Great Flood of 1993, one of the worst in American history, left entire towns ravaged. With heavy spring rains and saturated soil, some fear a repeat.