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From late August through October, Iowans dealt with repeated rainfall and ongoing flood threats for weeks, ranking 2018 as the third wettest fall (2018 Water Summary, IDNR).

2019 Marks IFC's 10th Anniversary!

In just 10 years, we've worked together with you to build a more flood-resilient state that is serving as a model for the nation. During this time, we've multiplied $13.8 million of state funding to secure nearly $127 million for flood-first projects directly benefiting Iowans. Thanks to the vision of our state legislators, Iowans have access to innovative tools, cutting-edge technologies, and reliable information to help them understand their flood risks and be prepared for flood events. 

But floods in Iowa are changing. And we have more work to do. 

Last year was Iowa's second wettest since such records have been kept. Statewide average precipitation was almost 10 inches above normal, and 27 counties experienced their wettest year on record. Our world-renowned research facility and team of experts are capable of solving the state's most complex water quantity challenges. The future of flooding is now—and we are ready.

IFC Story Map—A 10-Year Celebration!

We're Listening!

Following record-setting rainfall in 2018, IFC reached out to partners across the state to identify local needs for additional stream sensors. Over 100 new stream sensor locations have been proposed! IFC is working hard to explore options to fulfill these requests. Stay tuned!

News and Updates

IFC Legislative Breakfast

IFC students, staff, and researchers will host their annual legislative breakfast reception on Tuesday, March 5, from 7-9 am at the Iowa State Capitol building (room 116). You're invited!
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The High Cost of Flooding 

View our interactive map and learn about flood impacts to your county. In the past 30 years, Iowa has received nearly 1,000 flood-related Presidential Disaster Declarations, costing close to $18 billion in damages.
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"Currently there is only one state that has taken the step that I hope our state will take to seriously address this floodwater problem that we must tackle. That state is Iowa." — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster

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