University of Iowa to build new flood wall at art building
IOWA CITY (AP) — With the Iowa River rising, workers at the University of Iowa will erect a new flood wall that's been installed to protect an art building from water damage.
University of Iowa official Rod Lehnertz said Tuesday the assembly of the so-called "invisible wall" system at Art Building West begins today and will last roughly four days. He says that when it is complete, the system will surround the entire site to protect it from flood waters.
The art building reopened in January 2012 after it suffered damage in a major 2008 campus flood that closed it and several other campus buildings. As part of the recovery project, the university installed the removable flood wall that could be erected within a few days.