2008 Iowa Mitigation Success Story: Avoided Losses through Property Acquisition and Relocation for Open Space, March 25, 2011

(2011) 2008 Iowa Mitigation Success Story: Avoided Losses through Property Acquisition and Relocation for Open Space, March 25, 2011. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

The State of Iowa has acquired over 1500 properties in special flood hazard areas over the past two decades to mitigate the adverse of affects of riverine flooding on property owners and communities. The goal of this study was to evaluate the losses avoided as a result of implementation of these mitigation measures completed in Iowa prior to the catastrophic flooding event that occurred in 2008. These measures removed structures in special flood hazard areas and returned the property to open space through acquisition/demolition and acquisition/relocation projects.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Flood, Iowa, Property Acquisition, catastrophic flooding
Subjects: Public Safety and consumer protection > Public safety
Public Safety and consumer protection > Public safety > Emergency management > Disasters
Natural Disasters > Flood
Natural Disasters
ID Code: 38844
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2021 14:23
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2021 14:23
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/38844