The Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) is an easy-to-use, Google Maps–based web platform developed by the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa. The system provides real-time information on watersheds, precipitation, and stream levels for more than 1,000 Iowa communities. IFIS is available to all Iowans on the internet at ifis.iowafloodcenter.org/ifis/.
IFIS helps communities prepare for and respond to floods before they occur, helping to minimize flood impacts and associated damages. The system includes real-time stream levels at nearly 250 locations, flood inundation maps showing the extent and depth of predicted flood waters for dozens of Iowa communities, weather conditions including current, past, and future rainfall accumulations, and much more.
New and upcoming features include:
Additional stream sensors
Inundation mapping for the Missouri and Mississippi River basins
Improved flood forecasting for Iowa communities
Upgraded communication technologies
Iowa Flood Center
The University of Iowa
100 Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory
Iowa City, IA 52242