Maps/GIS Analysis

Paddling Guide

Looking for the Upper Iowa River Paddler’s Guide? Download or Order the Map Here

Weather and Stream Conditions

The Iowa Flood Center’s Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) tool offers a wealth of real-time maps related to weather and river conditions:

View current conditions for the Upper Iowa River Watershed on the IFIS website.

USGS River Gauges & IFC Bridge Sensors

USGS Gauges and Iowa Flood Center Bridge Sensors in the Upper Iowa River Watershed

Example: Daily Rainfall

Daily Rainfall Estimates for the Upper Iowa River Watershed

GIS Analysis

(The maps below were created in 2004. Updated maps will be created in 2017.)

Land Cover (2002)



High Quality Waters

Coldwater Stream Segments

High Quality Resource Waters


Soil Loss (RUSLE)