Stormwater Management

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Dubuque - Detention Basin Capacity

Published
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Academic year
2023-2024
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The capacities for Dubuque’s stormwater detention basins were established in the early 1990s. Since that time, annual rainfall has outpaced predictions and is expected to increase in the coming decades. The City and area watershed administrators are considering redesigning existing detention basins while also understanding the capacities for future ones.

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Maquoketa Single Family Subdivision and Drainage Plan

Published
Monday, June 12, 2023
Academic year
2022-2023
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Students in Civil and Environmental Engineering created plans for an affordable housing subdivision on five parcels of land in Maquoketa. The project includes stormwater management and remediation of a hazardous chemical. 

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Clinton - Stormwater Utility Engineering Study

Published
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Academic year
2022-2023
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As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created plans for a new stormwater utility to establish an equitable system to charge customers. 

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Clinton - Activating Downtown Alleyways

Published
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Academic year
2022-2023
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Students in a course in the School of Planning and Public Affairs developed recommendations for revitalizing Clinton's alleyways with improved pavers, public art, and other modifications.

Downtown alleyways often serve important functions, such as waste management or service entrances for businesses. However, communities are increasingly recognizing alleyways as opportunities to create unique public spaces while also improving water runoff.

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Sabula Municipal Dock Design and Engineering

Published
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Academic year
2021-2022
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As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students will evaluate and design a municipal dock along the Mississippi River for the City of Sabula, Iowa. 

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Maquoketa River WMA Governance and Organizational Effectiveness

Published
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Academic year
2021-2022

Clinic law students, who are second or third-year students at the University of Iowa College of Law participating in the Community Empowerment Law Project (CELP), worked with Maquoketa River WMA officials to improve organizational effectiveness and develop strategies to help achieve short and long terms organizational goals. 

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Maquoketa River Watershed Short Film

Published
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Academic year
2021-2022

Department of Cinematic Arts student Andrew Senneff created a short informational film about the Maquoketa River Watershed, with the goal of educating the public about the importance of watershed management. 

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Maquoketa River Watershed Interactive GIS Map

Published
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Academic year
2021-2022

As part of the ICIGO student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, students created an interactive GIS map for the Maquoketa River watershed. The students used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools to make a user-friendly map showing important features of the watershed. 

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Monticello Floodplain and Prairie Restoration

Published
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Academic year
2021-2022

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, a group of students completed engineering plans for the redesign of a riverside constructed wetland and a 12-acre flood plain and prairie in Monticello, Iowa. 

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Maquoketa Subdivision Site Development

Published
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Academic year
2021-2022
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As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students completed an evaluation and redesign of a land use master plan for undeveloped land in Maquoketa, Iowa. 

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Camp Courageous Stormwater Quality and Detention

Published
Monday, September 6, 2021
Academic year
2021-2022

Civil & Environmental Engineering students designed stormwater management facilities to improve stormwater quality and promote habitat growth. 

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Bellevue Flood Mitagation and Stormwater Management

Published
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Academic year
2020-2021
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As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created designs for flood impact mitigation measures in Bellevue, Iowa, including culvert improvements, drainage channels, and residentail flood walls.