IOWA FLOOD INFORMATION SYSTEM

The Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) is a one-stop web-platform
to access community-based flood conditions, forecasts, visualizations,
inundation maps and flood-related data, information, and applications
MY COMMUNITY - MY WATERSHED



Community-based flood conditions, data resources, and upstream watershed characteristics

FLOOD INUNDATION MAPS



Inundation maps provide information on the extent and depth of flood waters

FLIGHT SIMULATOR FOR FLOOD INUNDATION MAPS



Fly over any flood inundation map in Iowa using interactive flight simulator

FLOOD CONDITIONS AND FORECASTS



Real-time water levels and stage heights with flood alert levels, and flood forecast

SEASONAL FLOOD FORECAST



9-day seasonal flood forecast at USGS gauge locations

FLOOD RISK CALCULATOR



Calculate risk of flooding based on return period and duration.

WEATHER CONDITIONS



Real-time rainfall maps displaying current conditions, and past rainfall accumulation. Rainfall products are supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) under grants 0427422 (ATM) and 0839576 (GEO).

RAINFALL FREQUENCY MAPS



Compare daily rainfall accumulation with frequency in real-time (utilizing WebGL)

DAILY SNOW MELT



Hourly snow melt for Iowa for the last 11 days

INTERACTIVE VISUALIZATIONS



Visualizations of water levels and stream gauge readings with 3D/2D interactive animations

IFIS DATA RESOURCES



Data from IFC's bridge sensors, rain gauges, and data sources with real-time and historical information

SOIL MOISTURE DATA VISUALIZATION



Data from rain and soil moisture gauges are visualized in a custom interface.

RIVER VIEW



Visualization of data from multiple IFC bridge sensors and USGS gauges in a single view along a river

3D TERRAIN VIEWER



Visualize any location in Iowa using 3D terrain viewer with custom texture and elevation services (utilizing WebGL)

FLOOD VIDEO STREAM



Record, upload and share videos of flooding in Iowa using IFIS web-based video recorder.

REALISTIC FLOOD VISUALIZER



Create interactive and realistic flood scenes anywhere (streets, highways, inside stores) in Iowa

3D CITY VISUALIZER



Create interactive and city scenes anywehere in Iowa (utilizing WebGL)

IFIS WIDGET



Integrate flood alerts to your website using IFIS Widget.

IFIS KNOWLEDGE ENGINE



Ask questions and generate answers for everything related to floods in Iowa supporting voice recognition (inspired by iOS Siri, Google Now and Wolfram Alpha)

RAINFALL TRACKER



See how rainfall moves in the river network. Click anywhere on the map and see rain draining in the river network.

WATERSHED DELINEATION TOOL



Click anywhere on the map and generate watershed instantly in Iowa.

RAINFALL DRAINAGE VISUALIZER



Select any real-time rainfall product and animate the drainage on the river network.

SENSOR NETWORK VISUALIZER



Visualize network of stream sensors and animate values through time in an interactive grid-based visualization.

SENSOR EXPLORER



Data analytics tool for filtering and querying stream sensors.

CUSTOM MAP LAYER



Add any map layer on IFIS using KML, KMZ or GeoRSS formats.

SPLIT MAP VIEW



Split map view for IFIS to compare features and data resources for two location on the map.

IFIS WEB SERVICE



Integrate and download data from IFC stream sensors using IFIS Web Service

IFIS MOBILE



Optimized IFIS web interface for mobile devices (e.g. smart phones, tablets)