Cedar Rapids flood protection to take a decade


Photo by Dan Patternson; Flickr

The Cedar Rapids City Council’s Infrastructure Committee, the city’s engineering staff, and Sun Valley neighbors signed off on a final $1-million plan to construct a flood-protection berm along Cottage Grove Parkway SE to protect the Sun Valley neighborhood from Indian Creek.

To learn more, head over to The Gazette.

Six Iowa watersheds receive management funding


Last week watershed management received a boost across Iowa when the Economic Development Authority and the Department of Natural Resources distributed funding to monitor flooding.

Read more from the Iowa DNR press release below:

The Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced funding for six Watershed Management Authority (WMA) applications.  Recipients of the seed money will form a WMA to reduce future flood risks and improve water quality in a watershed.  Continue reading