• Emerald Ash Borer

    Look here to find information and educational links about emerald ash borer (EAB). Residents are encouraged to learn about the city's plans to treat and remove public ash trees, and also to make early plans for managing ash trees on private property.

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  • About Emerald Ash Borer

    Look here to find information and educational links about emerald ash borer (EAB). Residents are encouraged to learn about the city's plans to treat and remove public ash trees, and also to make early plans for managing ash trees on private property.

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  • More About Emerald Ash Borer

    Look here to find information and educational links about emerald ash borer (EAB). Residents are encouraged to learn about the city's plans to treat and remove public ash trees, and also to make early plans for managing ash trees on private property.

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  • Emerald Ash Borer Information

    Look here to find information and educational links about emerald ash borer (EAB). Residents are encouraged to learn about the city's plans to treat and remove public ash trees, and also to make early plans for managing ash trees on private property.

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Our Role in Flood Mitigation

 

The Department of Public Works coordinates Flood Control for the City of Des Moines.  They monitor river levels and levees, implement closures when necessary (including swing gates, panels, pallet barriers, earth, and sandbags), and they proactively inform the public.

 
River Level Monitoring & Reporting  

 

The US Geological Survey Bureau operates and maintains 6 stream gages used by the City of Des Moines to determine when to begin flood fighting activities. 

 

The City of Des Moines utilizes river gages at the following locations:  Raccoon River at Fleur Dr, Des Moines River at 2nd Ave, and Des Moines River at SE 6th St.

 

The City of Des Moines is involved in an Early Flood Warning System along with Clive and West Des Moines.  This system indicates rain intensity and river/creek stage levels of Four Mile Creek and Walnut Creek.