University sends flood barriers to North Dakota

The University of Iowa diverted two truckloads of HESCO flood barriers, amounting to approximately 7,500 linear feet, to Minot, N.D., June 24 to help provide protection against the Souris River floodwaters.

The University was to receive the shipment from HESCO as part of a replacement for barriers the University sent to Louisiana and western Iowa. UI supplied nearly 5,400 linear feet of HESCO flood protection barriers to MidAmerican Energy in western Iowa earlier this month and about 11,800 feet of flood barriers to Louisiana in May.

The risk of flooding in the Iowa City area remains low; however, the University plans to keep about 46,000 linear feet of 4-foot-high barriers in inventory as preparation for any future flood event.