Spotlights

Nishnabotna River Watershed receives WQI Grant and Installs Raingardens with Youth

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Nish raingarden install

Rainscaping with Youth in the Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed

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Youth visiting a raingarden

By: Margot Dick, IIHR Hydroscience & Engineering Communications Assistant When Angie Auel asked the fifth graders of Fairbank Elementary School about water retention issues in their community, they told her about their basketball court. Whenever rain or snow falls on the court, they said, the space floods, leaving them without a place to play. Auel, […]

UI experts, Dubuque officials improve city’s flood resilience one home at a time

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New Maps Aid in Flood Management

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Phillip Kerr, geologist with the Iowa Geological Survey

Urbana, Iowa — Scientists from the University of Iowa are conducting new mapping of the ground beneath our feet in the Middle Cedar Watershed. Yesterday, watershed stakeholders met in a rural area southwest of Urbana to catch a glimpse of the action and learn about the importance of geologic mapping for landowners, farmers, private industry, […]