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Articles Tagged: Flood control
Environmental News May. 5, 2023 4:18 pm29d ago
Flooding infrastructure held up along Iowa’s stretch of the river
Environmental News Apr. 28, 2023 9:37 am37d ago
Photos and accounts from Eastern Iowa show preparation, perseverance and community support amid rising water levels.
Environmental News Apr. 25, 2023 9:36 am40d ago
The river is expected to crest in many areas this weekend, but several areas are already experiencing flooding.
News Apr. 20, 2023 11:26 am44d ago
The city of Cedar Rapids had planned to test a new floodgate installed near First Street E, by City Hall, on Friday but called it off because of the weather forecast.
News Apr. 19, 2023 6:29 pm45d ago
Traffic into and out of Cedar Rapids’ downtown on the First Avenue Bridge will be affected during floodgate testing.
Gazette Daily News Apr. 12, 2023 2:15 am53d ago
Fetal heartbeat law, new flood control funding, and a new Barrel House location
Local Government Apr. 11, 2023 5:23 pm53d ago
A boost of over $180 million will more than double the Army Corps of Engineers’ contribution toward construction of the city of Cedar Rapids’ flood control system on the east side of the Cedar River, enabling construction to wrap up by the end of 2026.
Local Government Mar. 29, 2023 11:54 am66d ago
Residents are pushing back as more homes were referred Tuesday to a Linn County panel to initiate eminent domain proceedings as the city of Cedar Rapids looks to finalize home acquisitions for flood control in the Northwest Neighborhood.
Local Government Mar. 8, 2023 5:00 am88d ago
Cedar Rapids officials at looking at the impacts of high inflation and construction costs on the permanent flood control. The system is estimated to cost $750 million, but that figure has likely grown, so the city’s assessing the scope to ensure projects planned can be done within budget.
Local Government Mar. 3, 2023 5:00 am93d ago
As Cedar Rapids looks to acquire over 20 homes in the Time Check area for flood control system construction, a homeowner has appealed the city’s acquisition. The levee the city’s looking to build is still in the design phase.
Local Government Mar. 2, 2023 2:37 pm93d ago
While Iowa lawmakers have passed a bill to fix a state error, leaving local governments down millions in expected revenue as they set their budgets for the 2024 fiscal year, Cedar Rapids still plans to invest in key priorities like flood control and economic development.
Local Government Jan. 26, 2023 5:00 am129d ago
A condemnation hearing Wednesday provided the first test that city officials and neighbors are looking to as the precedent for how future eminent domain proceedings may pan out for the city’s flood control system.
News Dec. 30, 2022 5:02 pm155d ago
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Government & Politics Dec. 23, 2022 4:54 pm162d ago
Why Rep. Ashley Hinson voted no