Iowa State University 2010 Flood

Major Flooding At Hilton Coliseum

Ames, IA received large amounts of rain over a three-day period, including 3.5 inches in 40 minutes on the third day. This rain caused the Squaw creek to crest and flood Iowa State’s campus. There were 17 buildings affected by the floods (684,500 sq ft of water damage) and 35 additional buildings had water damaged from the backed-up storm sewers. Hilton Coliseum took a hard hit. The basketball court was perfectly floating 10 feet about the main floor of the coliseum. We successfully mitigated all affected areas and we had Hilton back up and running prior to the start of the fall basketball season.