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Cedar River: the heart of Charles City

Cedar River: the heart of Charles City

  • 3/31/2017 10:14:00 AM
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After Cedar River floodwaters hit hard in 2008 and 2016, even washing away the iconic century-old suspension bridge in 2008, you wouldn’t expect Charles City to embrace the river. 
Flood Loss Avoidance Benefits of Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management

Flood Loss Avoidance Benefits of Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management

  • 4/1/2016 11:04:00 AM
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This US Environmental Protection Agency modeling study estimates the flood loss avoidance benefits from application of small storm retention practices for new development and redevelopment nationwide. Twenty HUC8 watersheds were modeled in areas where significant growth is expected between 2020 and 2040, using the FEMA Hazus model and national-scale datasets. The area of the watersheds ranges between 500 and 3,000 square miles. The study was conducted in consultation with other federal agencies including the US Arm...
Coralville Makes Green Strides for Water Quality

Coralville Makes Green Strides for Water Quality

  • 3/11/2016 8:24:00 AM
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Generally, Coralville Lake, just upstream from its namesake town, does its job as a flood control reservoir. But the lake was no match for the floods of 1993 and 2008, creating millions of dollars in damages for the eastern Iowa town.
Coralville Makes Green Strides for Water Quality

Coralville Makes Green Strides for Water Quality

  • 7/15/2015 9:03:00 AM
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Generally, Coralville Lake, just upstream from its namesake town, does its job as a flood control reservoir. But the lake was no match for the floods of 1993 and 2008, creating millions of dollars in damages for the eastern Iowa town.
How to Build Your Own Rain Barrel, Step-by-Step

How to Build Your Own Rain Barrel, Step-by-Step

  • 9/2/2014 8:14:00 AM
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If you’re looking for a simple, cost-effective way to water your plants and garden without connecting the hose to the tap, a rain barrel can help you collect and recycle rainwater.