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Extreme Weather in the Midwest

Durrie Bouscaren / IPR

In the period between 2008 and 2012, Iowa experienced a record amount of flooding and variability in rainfall, leading to damage that cost the state billions. Today on River to River, host Ben Kieffer asks how climate change is impacting extreme weather patterns, the economic impact, and, how we in Iowa can best prepare for the years to come.

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The topic of extreme weather adaptation and the economic impact on the state will be the topic of a day long Public Policy Center symposium on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at HyVee Hall in Des Moines. Leading state policymakers and academic scientists, including those on the show today, will participate.

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River