The State of Iowa Action Plan for Disaster Recovery Spring 2019 Flooding, April 30, 2020

(2020) The State of Iowa Action Plan for Disaster Recovery Spring 2019 Flooding, April 30, 2020. Iowa Economic Development Authority

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Abstract

After an extremely cold and snowy winter of 2018-2019, a very strong storm system developed across Colorado on March 13, 2019; lifting northwest through the plains and Iowa the following two days. A period of warmer than normal temperatures, along with widespread rainfall, impacted much of Iowa as well as upstream basins of the Missouri River. Within two days, virtually all of the snowpack that existed across Iowa had melted and added to the widespread 1-3 inches of rain that fell across the entire state between March 12 and March 14. This series of weather patterns, and the still frozen soils, made condition in Iowa ripe for springtime flooding that began on March 13, 2019 and continued, primarily in southwest Iowa through the summer and into the fall.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: disaster, flood, action plan for floods, 2019 Flood
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Weather
State government
Natural Disasters > Flood
Natural Disasters
ID Code: 38178
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 21 Sep 2021 12:35
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2021 12:35
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/38178