Securing riverfront facilities

Securing riverfront facilities

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Protective barriers go up along the Iowa River
Workers fill HESCO barriers with sand.Sand-filled HESCO barriers are lining both banks of the Iowa river as the University of Iowa campus prepares for flooding. Photos by Tim Schoon.

Scenes from day three of UI campus flood preparations. On Thursday, May 30, University of Iowa staff, students, and contractors continued work on protective barriers along the east and west banks of the Iowa River, and moved equipment to more secure locations.

The arts campus will close today, Friday, May 31 as campus officials continue to monitor the river's rise. Outflow from the Coralville reservoir is expected to peak by early next week.

Most of the mitigation strategies reflect new systems installed and lessons learned since the last major campus flood in 2008.


Tim Schoon, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0053
Steve Pradarelli, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0007


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