Central Midwest Water Science Center
Current Weather Extremes
Extreme events demand immediate and decisive action by governmental entities (federal, state, and local), businesses, and individual citizens to ensure critical decisions are made regarding personal safety and property protection.
The USGS provides practical, unbiased information about the Nation's rivers and streams that is crucial in mitigating hazards associated with floods. This site provides information about flooding that has occurred in Iowa.
Real-time information on floods in Iowa is available throught the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS)....
The Great Flood of 1993 occurred from May through September along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and their tributaries. Major flooding occurred across North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Illinois resulting in over 50 deaths and billions of dollars in damages.