Public Works

Timeline for Permanent Flood Control System

The City's plan is to complete the system as quickly as possible in order to keep inflation costs as minimal as possible. The Iowa Flood Mitigation Board Award presumes the system will be completed in 20 years – 2034. The system could be completed in 13 years – 2030, based upon the time needed for design, property acquisition, coordination with other entities (railroad), and construction. 

Considerations when developing the timeline:

  • Hydraulic impacts on other areas
  • Enhanced interim protection ability 
  • Protection of critical infrastructure 
  • Property currently owned by City 
  • Encourages complementary development 
  • Emergency access
Timeline for Flood Control System 

 Sequence Area Anticipated Timeline (approximate)
NewBo / Sinclair  Through 2022
Czech Village Through 2025
8th Ave Bridge Replacement/Elevation Through 2025
Downtown Through 2025
North Industrial
(east side of river, north of Quaker Oats to I-380)
Through 2025
Cargill south Through 2025
Kingston Village 2025 - 2030
Time Check 2030 - 2035
(8th Ave Bridge to 12th Avenue Bridge)
2030 - 2035
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