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 2023
Czech Village Through 2025
8th Ave Bridge Replacement/Elevation Through 2027
Downtown Through 2027
North Industrial
(east side of river, north of Quaker Oats to I-380)
Through 2026
Cargill south Through 2026
Kingston Village 2025 - 2030
Time Check 2030 - 2035
Ingredion
(8th Ave Bridge to 12th Avenue Bridge)
2030 - 2035
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