river http://iowapublicradio.org en Flooding Closes State Parks http://iowapublicradio.org/post/flooding-closes-state-parks <p>Earlier this week, a levee broke in Rock Valley, Iowa, flooding several homes and businesses. Yesterday Sioux City residents flew into action sandbagging along the river.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:20:11 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Emily Woodbury 42544 at http://iowapublicradio.org Flooding Closes State Parks River Curriculum Helps Decorah Earn Statewide Honor http://iowapublicradio.org/post/river-curriculum-helps-decorah-earn-statewide-honor <p></p><p>Each year, the statewide nonprofit organization <a href="http://iowarivers.org/">Iowa Rivers Revival</a> honors a community for its commitment to the river that runs through it. This year the group named Decorah as its River Town of the Year.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 40249 at http://iowapublicradio.org River Curriculum Helps Decorah Earn Statewide Honor Remembering the Great Flood of 1993 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/remembering-great-flood-1993 <p>It's been 20 years since the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers flooded, inundating much of the Midwest for months.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer looks back on this extensive natural disaster that affected millions of Midwesterns with IPR corespondent Dean Borg, Lester Graham who covered flooding along the Mississippi for NPR, and Bill Stowe who worked for Iowa Power and helped coordinate the isolation of Des Moines's electrical system when the Skunk River flooded the city.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:15:48 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 27536 at http://iowapublicradio.org Remembering the Great Flood of 1993