University of Iowa

Webster City - Boone River Recreation Engineering & Design

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students will enhance recreational opportunities on the Boone River by improving portage around a low overhead dam in Webster City's City Park.

The Boone River Water Trail is one of the premier outdoor recreational points of interest in Iowa. The stretch of river from Webster City city park to Briggs Woods is well known for its secluded natural vistas, wildlife spotting, exciting riffles, and good fishing. The city owns the majority of the land along the Boone River, and while they invested a great deal in accesses, signage, and bike trails, they are still missing out on further opportunities to develop and promote this precious waterway.

Students from Civil & Environmental Engineering will assist Webster City by providing greater river access for current and future residents.