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Cedar Rapids Environmental Flood Master Plan


City of Cedar Rapids

Project Type:

Environmental & Regulatory


Cedar Rapids, Iowa

About the Project

Flood Mitigation Master Plan and Systems Protect Cedar Rapids From Future Catastrophe

In response to the disastrous 2008 flood, the City of Rapids, Iowa, began an ambitious 20-year, $870 million plan to stiffen its defenses against the Cedar River. Stanley Consultants was chosen to develop a river corridor study that would result in a flood control system that would hold back a 500-year flood event. It would be the largest public works project in Cedar River’s history. Subsequently, Stanley Consultants was named manager for the entire program and designer of the east side of the river, which includes six miles of protection. It includes a combination of flood walls, levees, pump stations, road closure structures, detention basins and 220 acres of new greenway.

By The Numbers

  • $870

    Million Dollars Flood Control

  • 20



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