Flood Control Resources - Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership

Flood Control Resources

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources regulates floodplain management in Iowa.  However, each jurisdiction in Iowa may have regulatory authority as well, check with your public works / engineering or planning department to verify where to start when working on a project involving the flood plain.

Flood Plain Development Permits

Flood Plain Mapping

National Flood Insurance Program 

The Iowa Flood Center provides real-time flood forecast mapping services for most of Iowa, they are also involved with watershed improvement projects.

The Iowa Flood Plain and Stormwater Managers Association has a couple of resources for communities and those involved with flood plain management:

The Community Rating System Toolkit

The Flood Response Kit

Certified Flood Plain Manager (CFM) Training / Testing

Iowa State University Extension has a library of videos that are short and informative - great resources to link to on your own webpage if you'd like to provide flood control education to residents and businesses alike.

Watersheds, rivers and floodplains:  ISU Extension - Flooding in Iowa Vidoe 5

Flood types:  ISU Extentsion - Flooding in Iowa Video 6

Factors affecting flooding:  ISU Extension - Flooding in Iowa Video 7

Flooding in Iowa:  Video Collection (21 in all)

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