Friday, September 23, 2016

Breanna Shea of the Iowa Flood Center will speak about reducing Iowa watershed flooding and its effects on Friday, September 30th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in 219 Jessup Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.

In January of this year, the Iowa Flood Center received a $97 million grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to help rural Iowa communities through the Iowa Watershed Approach. The grant's focus is to assist with prevention of natural disasters. The plan will concentrate on decreasing flooding, improving water quality and building community resilience in watersheds across Iowa. The Flood Center will help with implementation and tracking.

Breanna is an Iowa native and earned her B.S. in Animal Ecology from Iowa State University. She worked for the Soil and Water Conservation District in both Polk and Johnson Counties before joining the Iowa Flood Center in June 2015. She currently serves as the Flood Center's Public Relations Coordinator.

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