Entries by Jackie Stolze

‘Better and Stronger’: Iowa and North Carolina Exchange Flood-Resiliency Information

Just a week before Hurricane Dorian brought flooding to parts of North Carolina, IIHR and the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) hosted a group of North Carolina farmers, scientists, conservation professionals, and elected officials who had come to learn about Iowa’s efforts to become more flood-resilient.   Flooding has hammered North Carolina in recent years, and […]

Tour of the Soap Creek Watershed

By Jackie Stolze In far southeast Iowa, a group of farmers and landowners is leading the state in flood mitigation efforts. The Iowa Flood Center and local partners organized a tour of the Soap Creek Watershed on Sept. 12 that attracted more than 75 people from around the state. The tour took participants on a […]

IFC Helps Bring $96.9M HUD Grant to Iowa

The Iowa Flood Center was instrumental in bringing a new $96.9M grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Iowa for a statewide watershed improvement program, the Iowa Watersheds Approach (IWA). The IWA will address issues associated with the devastating and dangerous floods Iowa communities experience year after year. Through strong partnerships […]