Entries by Kate Giannini

Podcast: Sick and Tired of Flooding

Check out this podcast developed by North Carolina League of Cities featuring Larry Weber and North Carolina Mayors Don Hardy and Bill Saffo on lessons learned from their trip to Iowa on flood resiliency. Podcast: Sick and Tired of Flooding

Fall 2019 Iowa Watershed Academy

By: Hilary Pierce, ISU Extension Outreach Specialist, hepierce@iastate.edu  The fall 2019 Iowa Watershed Academy was held on October 22nd and 23rd at the ISU Field Extension Education Lab near Boone. Great discussions were had during the academy and many questions were asked and answered. Experienced watershed coordinators and conservation professionals were able to share their […]

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Iowa Watershed Approach consults farmers, seeks volunteers

Storm Lake Pilot Tribune 12/10/2018 — The Iowa Watershed Approach Program is conferring with farmers and landowners, attempting to gather enough land to make conservation initiatives viable with about $2.5 million in grant money. With the highest nitrate concentration of any stream of its size in North America, the North Raccoon River Watershed is the target […]

Daily Erosion Project Data Available Now

Ames, Iowa – The Daily Erosion Project, housed at the Iowa Water Center at Iowa State University, is now distributing Iowa Watershed Approach data to watersheds on USB drives. Examining soil erosion is critical to the conservation planning process because soil erosion and water runoff are closely linked: water runoff fuels the occurrence of flooding […]

Geological mapping could help flood relief plans in the future

URBANA, Iowa (KCRG) – What happens upstream of Cedar Rapids can make the flood protection along the Cedar River vary. Farmers’ willingness to divert runoff from the river is also another key factor. Determining the best location for drainage basins or new ponds to slow water runoff could get a boost from what’s called “geological mapping.” […]