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City of Iowa City, Iowa Flood Map

Created by the City of Iowa City in the mid-2000s, this map shows northern Iowa City. The Mosquito flats neighborhood and City Park sit side-by-side just left of the image’s center. As the key indicates, green shading denotes the 500-year…

Civil and environmental engineer Africa Espina discusses the 2008 flood

Civil and environmental engineer Africa Espina and a friend rode a canoe to her flooded home in Mosquito Flats on June 14, 2008. Inside, they found several feet of water, but had thankfully been able to elevate most belongings off the floor before…

Coralville Iowa small business owners Sanja and Maya Hunt discuss their experiences with the 2008 flood

Sanja and Maya Hunt, owners of Every Bloomin? Thing Flower Shop in Coralville, discuss the flood?s impact on their livelihood. The pair offer interesting comparisons between the 2008 flood and the national economic recession that followed suit,…

Datu Facundo: Chief of the Unrespected

By Robert Schnurr Datu Facundo and 39 other Samal Moros tribesmen attended the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair as part of the Philippine Exhibit.[1] There they found worse treatment than other Filipinos experienced at Spain’s 1887 Madrid Exposition,…

Director of the Iowa City Flood Project Professor Witold Krajewski discusses the 2008 flood

University of Iowa Hydroscience and Engineering Professor Witold Krajewski says the 2008 flood reminded him that ?a flood is much more than dots on paper,? as so many experts are accustomed to encountering them. Though his offices in the hydroscience…

Doug Jones Art Museum

On the UI campus, barely a mile south of Mosquito Flats along the river, several buildings suffered severe damage. This one, the University’s Arts Building West, saw its lower floors inundated with water, but officially reopened some four years…