University of Iowa flood barriers and other protective measures are scheduled to be removed from campus by Monday, Aug. 4, ahead of the fall semester.
Flood Updates 2014
Over the next two weeks University of Iowa workers and contractors will begin removing HESCO barriers along the banks of the Iowa River through campus and work to reopen the Beckwith Boathouse, Art Building West, and Mayflower Residence Hall.
University of Iowa officials coordinating the flood response announced Monday that they will suspend daily briefings after today because of increasingly favorable weather reports and water levels in the Coralville reservoir and Iowa River.
University of Iowa officials said Sunday they are continuing to monitor the weather, but with a favorable forecast and improving conditions at the Coralville reservoir, attention will begin to shift next week toward assessing costs related to recent flood protection measures.
With Saturday night’s fireworks still planned at Hubbard Park, weather permitting, University of Iowa officials again remind the public that tampering with flood barriers is prohibited, constitutes trespassing, and may compromise their effectiveness.
With flood prevention measures in place, University of Iowa officials said Friday the plan now is to watch the weather and be ready to respond if the situation changes dramatically.
University of Iowa officials say all campus flood prevention measures will be in place by the end of today and that they will continue to monitor the weather and Iowa River throughout the holiday weekend.
University of Iowa President Sally Mason provided the campus community with an update on the flood situation today.
The University of Iowa will publish an official update of the latest flood preparation news and information around 1 p.m. daily, seven days a week, until further notice, at http://now.uiowa.edu/flood2014. This document provides additional information and resources media may find helpful in covering this situation.
Here is the latest official information about flood preparation efforts at the University of Iowa.