DES MOINES – Larry J. Weber, director of IIHR – Hydroscience and Engineering at the University of Iowa will discuss goals and accomplishments of the Iowa Flood Center at the next meeting of the State Interagency Missouri River Authority (SIMRA).
The group is an interagency, interstate group that makes recommendations on policies affecting the Missouri River and participates in meetings of the Missouri River Association of States and Tribes (MoRAST).
The SIMRA will meet Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. in the DNR’s fifth floor conference room of the Wallace State Office Building, 502 E. Ninth St., Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
Weber will highlight how the Iowa Flood Center developed novel river stage sensors, community-based inundation maps and the Iowa Flood Information System.
The complete agenda is available below and on the state public meetings calendar at http://www.iowa.gov/state/main/pmc/pmc.php
- Welcome and introductions
- Approve agenda
- Approve Sept.9, 2011, meeting minutes
- Presentation: Iowa Flood Center – Larry J. Weber, director, IIHR Hydroscience and Engineering, University of Iowa
- Update: MoRAST Sept. 26 to 27, 2011, meeting
- Review of MoRAST AOP letter response
- Next meeting agenda/tour discussion – Oct. 26, 2011 (Hamburg or Council Bluffs)
- Other business/discussion
- Public inputs/comments
Interested people can attend the meeting on a conference call by dialing 866-685-1580. Then, they should follow the prompts, typing in the conference code of 4510673319 followed by the pound (#) sign.
Five Iowa agencies are represented on the Missouri River Authority. They include the Governor's office; the Secretary of Agriculture; the Chair of the Utilities Board; the Economic Development Authority and the Directors of the departments of natural resources and transportation or their designees.