Iowa Flood Center Featured at Iowa State Fair

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Iowa State Fair kicks off Thursday, August 9, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

Research engineer, Tony Loesser, demonstrates IFIS at the 2011 Iowa State Fair.

Research engineer, Tony Loeser, demonstrates
IFIS at the 2011 Iowa State Fair.


The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) interactive display will be at the Iowa State Fair August 9-19.  It will be located in the southwest corner of the air-conditioned Varied Industries Building this year. IFC staff and students will be on hand to demonstrate the Iowa Flood Information System, an online application providing real-time information on stream levels, rainfall, and additional flood-related resources for individuals and communities in Iowa.

Visitors can also learn about additional IFC research and projects that support Iowa’s efforts to better monitor and prepare for future flooding.

The fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 19.