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Ecologist Cornelia Mutel is the historian and archivist for IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering at the University of Iowa College of Engineering. She is the author of Fragile Giants: A Natural History of the Loess Hills (Iowa, 1989) and The Emerald Horizon: The History of Nature in Iowa (Iowa, 2008), coauthor of From Grassland to Glacier: The Natural History of Colorado and the Surrounding Region, and coeditor of Land of the Fragile Giants: Landscapes, Environments, and Peoples of the Loess Hills (Iowa, 1994) and The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook for Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands.
Table of Contents
|Preface and Acknowledgments||p. vii|
|Rising Rivers, Spreading Waters|
|What Causes Floods in Iowa?||p. 7|
|Why Were the 2008 Floods So Large?||p. 19|
|Iowa City and the Flood||p. 31|
|The University of Iowa and the Flood||p. 39|
|Linn County and the Flood||p. 45|
|Forecasting a Record Flood||p. 53|
|Estimating Flood Frequency||p. 61|
|Why Here, Why Now?|
|The Hydrologic Footprint of Annual Crops||p. 77|
|The Hydrology of Urban Landscapes||p. 87|
|The Coralville Dam and Reservoir: Design and Operation||p. 95|
|The Dam and the Flood: Cause or Cure?||p. 103|
|Was Climate Change Involved?||p. 111|
|Flood Damages, Flood Costs, Flood Benefits|
|Flood Effects on Archaeological Sites||p. 123|
|Flood Effects on Modern Communities||p. 131|
|Economic Losses from the Floods||p. 139|
|How Did the Floods Affect Farmland?||p. 147|
|What's in Your Floodwaters?||p. 155|
|Air Quality Hazards||p. 163|
|Flood Effects on Natural Communities||p. 171|
|Looking Back, Looking Forward|
|When (Not If) the Big One Comes||p. 185|
|Watershed-Based Flood Management||p. 193|
|Flood Barriers||p. 199|
|Managing Urban Runoff||p. 205|
|Perennial Farming Systems That Resist Flooding||p. 215|
|The Great Flood of 1993; Did We Learn Any Lessons?||p. 227|
|Notes on Contributors||p. 239|
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