On the Radio: Iowa Flood Information System


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This week’s On the Radio segment covers the Iowa Flood Information System website that offers many features to help Iowans prepare for and better understand floods. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

The Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa has a one-stop website with valuable information to help Iowans respond to floods.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

The Iowa Flood Information System, or IFIS, gives people access to current flood conditions and forecasts. It also includes current weather conditions and flood inundation maps showing the extent and depth of flood waters.

The website shows stream gauges located across the state with real time river water levels to help homeowners, businesses, and farmers better prepare for and minimize flood damage. The system also includes a rainfall run-off forecast that provides a five-day flood risk for over 1,000 communities in Iowa.

IFIS is also adapted for mobile devices and tablets for all flood needs on the go.

For more information on the Iowa Flood Information System, visit iowaenvironmentalfocus.org.

From the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, I’m Jerry Schnoor.

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