Wapsipinicon River Behavior Baffles Forecasters

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While Independence avoided the predicted flood damage, areas around Anamosa through the De Witt area are still experiencing dangerous water levels.

Resources are being shifted from Independence to the areas that are seeing some of the worst record levels in history. Many homes near Anamosa have already been evacuated and are covered in water.

Thursday morning’s flood warning from the forecasters was ambiguous:

“There remains a great deal of uncertainty about why the river has not responded as previously expected considering the 4 to 7 inches of rain that fell on saturated ground Monday night.”

To read more about the Wapsi flood concerns, click here.

UI students help Iowa communities reach sustainability goals

A group of University of Iowa students is helping Iowa communities turn greener.

Through the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities program, second-year students at the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning are serving as unpaid professional consultants in Iowa towns.

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