National Disaster Resiliency - Iowa Watershed Approach

Disaster Recovery

Reducing Flooding and Advancing Water Quality

This program utilizes a one-time source of funding to help Iowans work together to make our communities more resilient to flooding and help improve water quality. Focused on nine distinct watersheds, numerous public and private efforts are coordinated to develop project with wide-spread impact.

The program is supported by U.S. Housing and Urban Development dollars through a Disaster Resilience Grant. The goals of this program are to:

  • Reduce flood risk
  • Improve water quality
  • Increase resilience
  • Engage stakeholders
  • Improve quality of life and health
  • Develop a model program for other states

Performance Reports

Watershed project sites include:
  • Bee Branch Creek in Dubuque
  • Upper Iowa River
  • Upper Wapsipinicon River
  • Middle Cedar River
  • Clear Creek
  • English River
  • North Raccoon River
  • West Nishnabotna River
  • East Nishnabotna River
More information on the Iowa Watershed Approach project can be found at the following links:
For more information, contact:

Ann Schmid