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human ecological impact of structural flood control on the Iowa River, Iowa

James S. Gardner

human ecological impact of structural flood control on the Iowa River, Iowa

completion report

by James S. Gardner

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Published by Institute of Urban and Regional Research, University of Iowa in Iowa City .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Iowa,
  • Iowa River Watershed.,
  • Iowa River Watershed,
  • Iowa.
    • Subjects:
    • Flood control -- Social aspects -- Iowa -- Iowa River Watershed.,
    • Flood control -- Iowa -- Iowa River Watershed -- Public opinion.,
    • Public opinion -- Iowa.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJames S. Gardner and Nancy B. Hultquist.
      SeriesFinal report - Institute of Urban and Regional Research, University of Iowa ; 10, ISWRRI ;, 58, ISWRRI (Series) ;, 58.
      ContributionsHultquist, Nancy, joint author., Iowa State Water Resources Research Institute.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTC424.I8 G37
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 258 p. :
      Number of Pages258
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4858779M
      LC Control Number75624377

      City staff, at the time, continued to evaluate improvements to reduce flooding and flood zones within the city limits. Nearly parcels were left to evaluate for protection. Evaluations of this area were conducted in FY as part of the Dearborne and 38th Street bridge design. IFSMA is an Iowa Corporation, organized for the purposes of: promoting public awareness and education of proper floodplain and stormwater management; promoting the professional status of floodplain and stormwater professionals; enhancing cooperation and exchange of information among professionals in fields related to floodplain and stormwater. ty. However, 95% of Iowa’s wet-lands have been drained, lost or altered from their pre-settlement state. Draining Iowa’s wetlands for agriculture has led to serious ecological consequences such as compromised water quality, natu-ral habitat damage and increased flood incidence and consequenc-es. Contaminants exceed legal.   Data compiled by the Environmental Working Group shows Iowa as the 2 nd highest recipient of subsidies for agriculture in the nation; of the nearly $23 billion in subsidies given to Iowa farmers between over $18 billion went to farmers as corn and soybean commodity subsidies as compared to only $ billion for conservation and.


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human ecological impact of structural flood control on the Iowa River, Iowa by James S. Gardner Download PDF EPUB FB2

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The partnership will lead to the creation of Iowa Draft Flood Hazard Products for the 85 counties that were declared Presidential Disaster Areas following the floods. of Iowa’s wet lands and % of native prairie land have been converted to agriculture in the last years. The project area floods frequently, since it is located in a floodplain and receives much water from flood plain manthe upper channel ized parts of the river in a relatively short period of time.

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Items where Subject is "Natural Disasters > Flood" () Indian Creek Channel: the evolution & significance of an historic public works administration flood control facility, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Transportation, Department of () Missouri River Flood Coordination Task Force Report, Septem In June the University of Iowa experienced a catastrophic flood that caused more than $ million in damage.

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The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway (The CRANDIC) mainline near Amana, Iowa suffered severe damage from flooding in and at its crossing of the Iowa River.

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David Gier, Director of the University of Iowa’s School of Music, says of the flood that forced the School from its longtime home in the Voxman Music Building.

Having survived the flood, dubbed a “year flood” by the Army Corp of Engineers, many in the School of Music took the threat of another flood seriously but also. Photo courtesy of the Iowa Flood Center.

Andre Della Libera Zanchetta, one of the UI students involved in the project, says he appreciates the opportunity to work in the field. When working for hours in front of a computer, he says, it’s easy for researchers to forget that they are dealing with real-world data from elements that can be.

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This is a University of Iowa Press book. The book was interesting; however, I was disappointed it did not address the presence of the coffer dam the University of Iowa had in place during the flood. I would also like to have read more about how human decisions made the economic damages much worse/5(3).

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The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa is working to provide Iowans with accurate, scientific information to help individuals and communities better understand their flood risk. Monitoring and Predicting Floods.

In the last several years, floodwaters have inundated the campuses of both Iowa State University. Highway 6 and Riverside Drive in Iowa City, Iowa.

June 13th,