Iowa State University flood repairs may cost less than projected

Oct. 29, 2010
Many facilities were damaged on Ames campus in June flooding

From Radio Iowa: An Iowa State University representative has told the Board of Regents that flood recovery efforts are progressing and some of the repair is costing less than expected. University Vice President Warren Madden says they are either on or ahead of the schedules they had established, and though the overall cost estimates are still in the $40 million to $50 million range, the costs estimates seem to be coming in on the low side of the estimates. The Ames campus sustained significant damage in a June flood. EARLIER...from The Des Moines Register: Crews at Iowa State University in Ames expect to barely beat the buzzer as they race to ready Hilton Coliseum for the season's first basketball game in November. The university will spend about $5 million to clean up and repair damage from August floodwaters that rose 14 feet above court level, officials said. Crews will install a $111,000 basketball floor days before the first contest on Nov. 4.

SEPTEMBER 2010...from The Des Moines Register: Cleanup, repair and installing mitigation measures after last month's floods will cost Iowa State University $40 million to $50 million. Hilton Coliseum is on schedule to open for the basketball season in November. It was among 17 structures on campus affected by floodwaters.

AUGUST 2010...from The Ames Tribune: Iowa State University came to life on Saturday, the first day for students to move into the university’s residence halls. Warren Madden, ISU’s vice president for business and finance, says no move-in dates were delayed because of the flooding. The university’s residence halls escaped major flood damage, and the only area where students had to be relocated was at University Village, where five apartments were flooded.

Earlier from The Des Moines Register: The area of the Iowa State University campus that includes Hilton Coliseum, Stephens Auditorium and Jack Trice Stadium is by far the most-flooded part of the Ames campus. Classrooms and laboratories, as well as most residence halls, were unaffected by the flooding.

Earlier...from Iowa State University: High water from flooding and limited drinking water supplies have forced Iowa State University to close its campus in Ames. A large water main break in the city has dropped water pressure to dangerously low levels and has prompted officials to issue a boil order.

ALSO: Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State's basketball arena, has been inundated with water and has sustained significant damage. ( The Ames Tribune)

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