UI sends HESCO barriers to Missouri River cities

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 07, 2011 7:20 AM

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The University of Iowa is supplying more than 5,000 feet of HESCO flood-protection barriers to protect generation stations in Sioux City and Council Bluffs from Missouri River flooding, according to UI Facilities Management.

Facilities Management officials said the UI will receive 30,000 linear feet from HESCO in exchange, though these barriers will likely go to other areas facing flooding.

The UI has stored the barriers since the June 2008 flood. Officials said spring flooding is unlikely this year given the discharge rate at the Coralville Reservoir.

— by Luke Voelz

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