Articles from November 2019

Floodwaters from the Raccoon River inundate Des Moines

Iowa Mitigation Program Leads to $1.4 Billion in Flood Prevention Projects

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
In 2008, devastating floods across the Midwest left Iowa with an estimated $10 billion in damage. In Cedar Rapids alone, 5,200 homes were damaged or destroyed after two weeks of historic rainfall.
Portrait of Larry Weber

Cedar Rapids invests upstream in better water with Middle Cedar Partnership

Friday, November 15, 2019
Recurring flooding and water quality woes that have hampered rivers around Iowa and beyond prompted Cedar Rapids to take a different approach to the Cedar River, which is the city's primary source of drinking water and essential to core industries.
Navid Jadidoleslam poses for a photo near the Iowa River

CEE PhD student publishes two first-author papers in prestigious Journal of Hydrology

Monday, November 4, 2019
Navid Jadidoleslam, a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, has published two papers in the Journal of Hydrology. Jadidoleslam is also part of two college research centers - the Iowa Flood Center and IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering.