Corps of Engineers considers additional flood protection for Des Moines
April 9, 2009
The US Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing the flood-control systems
for the southeastern part of Des Moines, as FEMA announces that flood maps
for that part of the city may be revised. Given the epic flooding that hit Des Moines in 1993 and Cedar Rapids last year, Iowa's largest cities have significant reasons to consider what it would require to have the best stormwater
protection systems available. In the far northeastern corner of the state, Allamakee County has completed a levee-upgrade project
in response to last year's flooding disaster.
last revised April 2009