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University of Iowa study shows comprehensive assessment of flood risk for cropland in the state

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
A new study from The University of Iowa has examined 25 million acres of farmland in Iowa and completed a comprehensive assessment of Iowa cropland at risk for flooding.
Stream-monitoring sensor

University of Iowa key partner in $360M national water consortium

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
The University of Iowa will be a key partner in a new $360 million center to improve the United States’ ability to predict water-related hazards and better manage its water.
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UI researchers create map showing flood risk for Iowa farmland

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
As farmers ready for planting season, a new study examines the flood risk for all cropland in Iowa.
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Without state help, Iowa loses local flood-prevention staff

Monday, March 28, 2022
Iowa is in danger of losing momentum for local coordination of flood prevention projects. That's the prediction of groups with ties to Watershed Management Authorities, whose funding request fell short at the State Capitol this session.
A flooded intersection

Unprecedented flooding spurs hydrology office in Missouri

Friday, February 25, 2022
The state is working on deploying a Hydrology Information Center like the one in Iowa, after a period of severe drought followed by unprecedented flooding, to get a handle on the trend of warmer, wetter weather.
Aerial photo of the Middle Cedar Wetland

Iowa Watershed Approach marks five years of success

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Under the guidance of regional watershed management bodies, 800 structures have been built across Iowa to reduce flooding and improve water quality.
Witek Krajewski poses for a photo in front of the Iowa River dam

7 Iowa faculty named AAAS fellows

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Witold Krajewski is among seven University of Iowa faculty members who have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Portrait of Larry Weber

New interactive maps may help to save Iowans in flood-prone areas

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
The Iowa Flood Center is unveiling a new tool to help Iowans living along the Missouri River prepare for flooding.
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UI Iowa Flood Center develops real-time flood information system

Thursday, January 20, 2022
The University of Iowa’s Iowa Flood Center has developed a free, web-based information system, the Missouri River Flood Information System, to aid communities around the Missouri River to assess flood risk around their homes and businesses.
Aerial photo of a town submerged in flood waters

Iowa Flood Center unveils flood information system

Friday, December 17, 2021
While KMAland is recovering from this week's disastrous storms, the memory of another calamity two-and-a-half years ago remains fresh.