March 31, 2011

Flood mitigation at Hilton Coliseum

Preventing future flood damage

Crews are busy at Hilton and Scheman this spring with flood-proofing projects. One key strategy is to insert exterior concrete walls where previously there were glass or metal panels. Pictured is the ticket office at Hilton, where workers put the finishing touches on concrete forms. Iowa State will flood-proof the buildings to a spot that's two feet above the peak flood level of July 1993 (the peak level last summer was about five inches below the 1993 peak). The work should be completed by mid-May. Photo by Bob Elbert.