See the human impact on environmental change and Iowa flooding over the last several centuries.
Aerial photo. of Mosquito Flats neighborhood, 1960.
The new Mosquito Flats neighborhood, 1959.
Map showing Iowa River floodplanes in Iowa City.
The Iowa River floods near the UI Hydroscience Building, 2008.
Water seeps into Iowa City neighborhoods, 2008.
Efforts to stem the flooding along the Iowa River, 2008.
Steve McGuire and Jerry Anthony stacking sandbags, 2008.
Water breeches Iowa City bag lines, 2008.
Dramatic scenes like this one depict the remnants of area defense efforts.
Built along the Iowa River floodplain, homes like this one were nearly submerged.
Area resident Africa Espina rode a canoe into her damaged Mosquito Flats home on June 14, 2008.
The 2008 Flood damaged many buildings on campus, like the Art Museum.
Neighborhoods on both sides of the Iowa River suffered severe damage during the flood.
Many empty lots now dot Mosquito Flats.
What words come to mind when you consider the 2008 flood?