Flooding http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowa's Rising Waters http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowas-rising-waters <p>Iowa’s rivers and reservoirs have not reached flood stages of 1993 or 2008, but many communities are still dealing with significant flooding.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:56:17 +0000 Charity Nebbe 43426 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa's Rising Waters 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 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 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 Home Improvement: Protecting Your Home From Moisture http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-protecting-your-home-moisture <p>Houses in Iowa are taking on water from yesterday's heavy storm, but even if basements aren't flooded homes can still be damaged by moisture.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with home improvement expert Bill McAnally about the problems moisture can cause, as well as danger signs and what to do if a home has been effected by moisture or storm damage. Also, McAnally talks about preventing moisture problems when building or renovating a home.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:19:07 +0000 Charity Nebbe 23008 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement: Protecting Your Home From Moisture Flood Review and Outlook http://iowapublicradio.org/post/flood-review-and-outlook <p>Iowans&nbsp;have been evacuating homes, filling sandbags, and praying to avoid a disastrous summer as rivers, creeks, and waterways surge out of their banks. Join host Ben Kieffer&nbsp;to hear&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">stories from communities affected by this the wettest spring on record. &nbsp;You also</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;get a big picture look at what’s happening across the state and what’s to come from Iowa flood experts.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:51:12 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 21825 at http://iowapublicradio.org Flood Review and Outlook Saving Our Stuff http://iowapublicradio.org/post/saving-our-stuff <p>Time takes a toll on everything, buildings, books, photos and other mementos of the past.&nbsp; Today on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks about preserving our history by “Saving our Stuff.”&nbsp; She sits down with experts to talk about taking care of our personal treasures as well as those that teach us about our communities and our state.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:39:15 +0000 Charity Nebbe 21799 at http://iowapublicradio.org Saving Our Stuff Spring 2013 Iowa Floods http://iowapublicradio.org/post/spring-2013-iowa-floods <p></p><p><br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><br><br>&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 15:30:06 +0000 Dean Borg, Durrie Bouscaren & John Pemble 21623 at http://iowapublicradio.org Spring 2013 Iowa Floods Preserving Iowa's Soil After Flooding http://iowapublicradio.org/post/preserving-iowas-soil-after-flooding <p>After two major flooding events for Iowa in 1993 and 2008, and a number of significant flooding events in-between, Iowans need to ask hard questions about how we have altered our environment.</p><p>Today on "Talk of Iowa" we talk about agricultural and urban flooding. We'll take a look at changes we've made to our landscape that has made it more prone to flooding.&nbsp; We'll also discuss both the damage flooding can cause, and some innovative ways farmers, homeowners and city planners can prevent flooding or at least minimize the damage it can cause.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:54:55 +0000 Charity Nebbe 19781 at http://iowapublicradio.org Preserving Iowa's Soil After Flooding Flood Levels Across Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/flood-levels-across-iowa <p>Today on River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with reporters across the state to discuss what has been happening locally.&nbsp; The pipe bomb detonation in Cedar Falls, tension at the Statehouse...and an exploration of a recent Des Moines Register investigation on Iowa’s EMT services.</p><p>We also find out how the storms across Iowa will affect flood levels, by meeting with a Quad Cities National Weather Service representative and the Director of the <a href="http://iowafloodcenter.org/">Iowa Flood Center</a>.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:40:54 +0000 Ben Kieffer 19425 at http://iowapublicradio.org Flood Levels Across Iowa Sandbagging in Solon as Eastern Iowa Braces Against Flooding http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sandbagging-solon-eastern-iowa-braces-against-flooding <p></p><p>Flash flood warnings have been issued across eastern Iowa, and communities are bracing themselves for heavy rain through the end of the week.&nbsp;</p><p>In Solon, about 15 people scrambled to fill sand bags and load them onto volunteers’ pickup trucks Wednesday afternoon. Some were bound for their neighborhoods; others, to a daycare down the road.</p><p>Tom Trump drove a load of sandbags back to his subdivison on the south side of Solon, where a large pool of water was slowly creeping up to his neighbors’ basement windows.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:09:07 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 19401 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sandbagging in Solon as Eastern Iowa Braces Against Flooding Spring Precipitation And Flooding In Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/spring-precipitation-and-flooding-iowa <p>After all the rain this week, we get a drought and flood update to find out how our soil is fairing. Ben Kieffer talks with state climatologist, Harry Hillaker, and National Weather Service hydrologist, Marin Stofler.</p><p></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:15:17 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 19081 at http://iowapublicradio.org Spring Precipitation And Flooding In Iowa A year after flood, Hamburg hopes to keep levee http://iowapublicradio.org/post/year-after-flood-hamburg-hopes-keep-levee <p>Last summer, Iowa and Nebraska were in the grips of major flooding along the Missouri River. Now, a small southwest Iowa community hopes to make permanent a levee that protected them from the river.&nbsp;</p><p>To find out more about the levee project, click <a href="http://hamburglevee.com">here</a>.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:31:43 +0000 Deborah Newcombe 5905 at http://iowapublicradio.org A year after flood, Hamburg hopes to keep levee Water Control Fight Continues Along Missouri River Part 2 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/water-control-fight-continues-along-missouri-river-part-2 <p>The mighty Missouri River flows through 7 states and drains one-sixth of the water in the United States.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a powerful force that gives life to the land.&nbsp; But last year&rsquo;s flood that lasted over 110 days has people talking&hellip; and fighting for the future. Here&rsquo;s Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s Clay Masters, with part two of our special report.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 03:50:32 +0000 Clay Masters 3584 at http://iowapublicradio.org Water Control Fight Continues Along Missouri River Part 2 Water Control Fight Continues Along Missouri River http://iowapublicradio.org/post/water-control-fight-continues-along-missouri-river <p>The floodwaters that ravaged homes, businesses and farms along a vast stretch of the Missouri River last year are not a distant memory. And as the difficult cleanup and recovery continues, concerns have intensified between those who want there to be more control of this river, and those who believe it should flow freely. In part one of a two-part report, Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s Clay Masters finds that common ground has yet to find traction.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 05:16:09 +0000 Clay Masters 3524 at http://iowapublicradio.org Water Control Fight Continues Along Missouri River