This video shows 2019 flooding in Hamburg, Iowa, and discusses the likelihood and effects of additional flooding in 2020.
Possible Guiding, Compelling and/or Anchoring Questions
- Why do some parts of Iowa flood so often?
- How does flooding impact people?
- Has the frequency of floods changed over time?
- Research the history of flooding along the Missouri River (or another more local river) and its economic, environmental and societal impacts.
- Construct explanations of why people originally settled along rivers in Iowa and how people have responded to flooding with movement and technical solutions.
- Analyze and identify patterns between data about changes in Iowa’s climate and flooding events.
- Model connections between changes in climate, flooding and the effects on and responses by people.
- University of Iowa: Iowa Flood Center: Includes a wide range of information and data about flooding in Iowa, and monitoring and mitigation efforts.
- CNN: After the Flood: National article that gives more information about Hamburg’s flooding issues, interspersed with discussion of the caucus.
- YouTube: Flood of 2008: Video showing clips and facts from the 2008 flooding in Cedar Rapids.
- Iowa Flood Center: Flood Maps: Provides map of flood risk for different parts of Iowa.
- Iowa State University Extension: Flooding: Extension resources on flooding.
- Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute: Climate Implications - Storms and Flooding: Short article on how flooding might become more common in some areas due to climate change.
Iowa Core Alignment
Media produced for Market to Market by Iowa PBS.
Submitted by Dan Voss and Madison Beeler as part of their Iowa STEM Teacher Externship experience at Iowa PBS.