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.
A person monitors a pipe as a construction vehicle digs out dirt around it

To help lessen flooding risk, Cedar Rapids looks upstream

Sunday, June 11, 2023
The city gives tens of thousands of dollars annually to flood mitigation efforts.
A flooded street in a residential area

UI launches new flood prediction research facility

Friday, February 3, 2023
The University of Iowa is launching a new research center to improve flood prediction.
Ibrahim Demir poses for a photo in front of the Iowa River

UI launching research center to improve flood prediction

Thursday, February 2, 2023
The Center for Hydrologic Development joins a cooperative of other research institutes sharing approaches like this with its peer institutions. Iowa will receive $21 million from the collaborative.