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Autumn Forest

Made possible by a competitive grant award.

The Middle Cedar Watershed Plan is made possible by a competitive grant award through the National Disaster Resiliency competition funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant proposal entitled the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) is supported by the Iowa Flood Center and many project partners for their support and contributions to the IWA project. 

Project Partners.

Iowa Economic Development Authority: Direct recipient of the HUD grant funds and overall program administration.

The Iowa Flood Center: Provides technical hydrologic analysis and community outreach.

Flood Center

The Iowa Water Center: ​Provide data and analysis from the Daily Erosion Project as well as communication and outreach assistance.


University of Iowa-Hydroscience and Engineering (IIHR): Program lead for watershed projects implementation, modeling, and monitoring.

Hydroscience & 

Iowa State University-Extension and Outreach (ISUEO): Provide assistance for outreach and communication planning, technical assistance training, and outreach materials development.


University of Northern Iowa-Tallgrass Prairie Center: ​Provide outreach and technical assistance for native prairie and the Prairie on Farms program. 


United States Geological Survey (USGS): ​Provide water quality and quantity data for the entire Cedar River basin.


Iowa Department of Natural Resources: Provide technical and planning assistance to watersheds and are a direct resource to watersheds for formation of watershed management authorities and capacity building.


Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship: Direct resource to watersheds for assistance with implementing watershed projects.


East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG): ​Provide technical assistance and grant administration services.


University of Iowa-Flood Resilience Team: ​Provide data and analysis, planning assistance for socially vulnerable populations within the Middle Cedar Watershed.

University of Iowa-Flood Resilience Team ​

The Nature Conservancy/World Wildlife Fund/University of Minnesota: ​Provide data and analysis from SWAT model to help prioritize conservation efforts and effectiveness of various conservation practices.

 Homeland Security and Emergency Management:

Aid in outreach and education activities for public resilience programs and development of planning documents and technical assistance.​​

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