Articles from September 2021

A project engineer installing a flood sensor in a creek

University of Iowa seeks big increases for Hygienic Lab, Iowa Flood Center

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Iowa’s Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously approved, without discussion, a request for $20.3 million more in state funding for the next budget year, including the first increase in five years for University of Iowa special purpose units like the State Hygienic Lab and Iowa Flood Center.
Logo for River to River on the NPR Network

Northeast Iowa reels from flood damage and Afghanistan vet recounts the battle of Do Ab

Friday, September 3, 2021
On this episode of River to River, Iowa Public Radio’s Katie Peikes reports on the flooding of the Turkey and Wapsipinicon Rivers, a resident of Elkader details the damage and a flood expert explains how this event happened during a drought.
The outside of the University of Iowa Flood center

Check out this interactive online flood tool from the Iowa Flood Center

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
The Iowa Flood Center has an interactive tool for the public to use to keep an eye on rivers statewide.