Stormwater Management

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Stormwater Utility Engineering Study

The City owns and maintains an extensive network of streets, all of which contain drainage structures connecting to storm sewers, combined sewers, and natural drainage systems. Maintenance and improvement of these facilities include significant capital project expenditures in order to comply with the City’s Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP) to reduce stormwater pollution and comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Clean Water Act (CWA).

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Sabula Municipal Dock Design and Engineering

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Waterloo Sump Pump Discharge Systems Design & Engineering

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students recommended and designed systems for resolving sump pump discharge issues that have created problems in residential Waterloo neighborhoods. 

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Volga Stormwater Management Engineering & Design

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created designs stormwater management improvements to mitigate flooding issues in Volga.

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Manchester Water Source Protection Engineering & Design

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created design alternatives for water source protection in areas within and surrounding Manchester, Iowa.

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