Many of the flood gages in western Iowa (which includes the Missouri River) are funded by a combination of different public and private partners, including the U.S. Geological Survey, Iowa Water Science Center and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District.
Potential budget cuts in future years may result in the discontinuation of flood gages that are used not only by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the USGS, but also the National Weather Service, Iowa Department of Transportation, natural resources agencies, emergency management agencies and water intake owners such as municipal water supply, and power plants.
Any flood gage discontinuations may severely impact the the National Weather Service's ability to forecast and detect floods.
Please join us on Thursday, April 7th in Council Bluffs, Iowa to discuss these and related issues. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Geological Survey will host a Stream Gaging Network Stakeholders Meeting. You can find more details on this meeting, as well as location and driving directions by downloading this flyer.
We hope to see you there!
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