Working with the Iowa Flood Center (IFC), Bremer County now has their very own IFC Weather Station to help forecast floods and droughts, plus up to the minute data on soil moisture and temperature, groundwater, etc. This data can be accessed by citizens via the internet 24/7, with updates every 15 minutes. This is one of the earliest in the state, with some day plans are to cover all 99 counties. You can see readings at 2”-4”-8” and 20 inches. This is a vital link in the statewide IFC project to monitor and protect our communities and resources for both urban and rural citizens.
How does it work……how do I access it…how does it affect communities and farms? On Wednesday, June 6th at 1:30 pm in the Bremer County ISU Extension and Outreach office in Tripoli is co-hosting with the Iowa Flood Center, a field day to explain and demonstrate this unique technology that uses satellite technology to help forecast possible events. It’s free and open to the public. After a short program, we will drive to the Greg Eschweiler farm east of town to both observe and learn how someone with a smartphone or computer can access this and other units.
For more information on this field day check out the attached link below.