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Ski tracks in melting snow

With gradual snow melt, Iowa’s spring flood risk remains ‘normal’

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Iowa was inundated by record or near-record flooding in 2019, followed by severe-to-extreme drought in 2020, drought that’s endured into 2021. What will this spring hold, as planting season is mere weeks away?
The town of Hamburg under flood water

With gradual snow melt, Iowa’s spring flood risk remains normal

Friday, March 5, 2021
Iowa was inundated by record or near-record flooding in 2019, followed by severe-to-extreme drought in 2020, drought that’s endured into 2021.
Photo of icy Iowa River and Stanley Hydraulics Lab

Experts track flood possibilities in Iowa as snow melts

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
As the snow from winter melts, experts are looking at what could happen with flooding this spring.
The outside of the University of Iowa Flood center

Climate change-driven ‘Midwest water hose’ caused massive 2019 flooding in Iowa, elsewhere, UI researchers find

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Flooding that burst through levees, swamped farms and inundated homes and businesses in cities and towns across Iowa, Nebraska and other Midwestern states two years ago is part of a climate change-driven weather phenomenon that scientist say is happening more frequently.
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AI @ IA: Five ways artificial intelligence powers discovery at Iowa

Sunday, February 28, 2021
From forecasting floods to fighting cancer, Iowa researchers are deploying AI to tackle some of society's biggest issues.
Portrait of Witold Krajewski

Krajewski elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
University of Iowa Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Iowa Flood Center (IFC) Director Witold Krajewski has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest honors conferred in the field of engineering.
Portrait of Larry Weber

Anatomy of a flood

Monday, February 1, 2021
Photo of icy Iowa River and Stanley Hydraulics Lab

The Iowa Flood Center: Preparing Iowans for increased flood risk

Monday, February 1, 2021
According to a new national report, nearly 70% more U.S. properties may be at substantial risk of flooding than previously identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Mississippi River flooding in Winfield, Missouri

Water quality, flooding mean low grade for major watershed

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
A group developed to help improve management of the Mississippi River Watershed has issued it a disappointing report card, and says urgent action and billions of dollars are required to address flooding and water quality concerns in the nation’s largest rivers.
Aerial photo of flooding at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers

Big Sioux River Flood Information System, based on IFC’s Flood Information System, receives Honor Award for Engineering Excellence

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is excited to announce its Big Sioux River Flood Information System (BSRFIS) received an Honor Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards competition.