flood prevention http://iowapublicradio.org en Extreme Weather in the Midwest http://iowapublicradio.org/post/extreme-weather-midwest <p>In the period between 2008 and 2012, Iowa experienced a record amount of flooding and variability in rainfall, leading to damage that cost the state billions. Today on River to River, host Ben Kieffer asks how climate change is impacting extreme weather patterns, the economic impact, and, how we in Iowa can best prepare for the years to come.</p><p></p><p>Want more information?</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:40:54 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 33270 at http://iowapublicradio.org Extreme Weather in the Midwest Art carries meaning for new Cedar Rapids ampitheatre http://iowapublicradio.org/post/art-carries-meaning-new-cedar-rapids-ampitheatre <p>"Crystal Impressions" will stand at the entrance to the new Cedar Rapids amphitheater along the Cedar River. The floodable, concrete amphitheater incorporates earthen berms and flood walls to protect some of the city's west side.</p><p>Husband-and-wife duo Tom and Jean Latka created the piece in their Pueblo, Colorado studio.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:19:51 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 27879 at http://iowapublicradio.org Art carries meaning for new Cedar Rapids ampitheatre