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Archive for November, 2016

Statewide LiDAR (laser radar) data provided by the Iowa DNR provided detailed topographic data for the floodplain mapping effort.

IFC Completes Statewide Floodplain Maps

Posted on November 29th, 2016

The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) recently celebrated the completion of a six-year project to develop updated floodplain maps for the 85 Iowa counties that were declared Presidential Disaster Areas after the 2008 Iowa floods.

New Statewide Flood Maps Officially Finished

Weber Named Director of Interdisciplinary Research Development

IGS soil scientist Matthew Streeter is part of a new study to understand the nutrient reduction benefits of roadside ditches.

Water-quality Project Underway in Buchanan County

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

A new project funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center aims to understand the nutrient reduction benefits of roadside ditches.

The vortex dropshaft is one strategy to help remove air from the water flow through the sewer.

IIHR Models Sewer System for St. Louis

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

Some of the world’s largest cities have turned to IIHR for expertise in modeling and design of sewer and stormwater conveyance systems, including London, Abu Dhabi, and now St. Louis.

Big IIHR Project Aims to Reduce Flooding

The Second Worst Flooding in Iowa History that You Probably Didn’t Read About

IIHR Researchers Develop a Model of the Storm Sewer for St. Louis

McLoud Run brown trout. Photo courtesy City of Cedar Rapids.

Solving Urban Runoff Water-Quality Problems

Posted on November 15th, 2016

IIHR, working with the Cedar Rapids Public Works Department, has installed real-time water-quality sensors on McLoud Run, Iowa’s only urban trout stream.

IIHR Researcher Studies the Accuracy of Current Hurricane Models

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