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DNR investigating manure spill in Clinton County

DNR investigating manure spill in Clinton County

  • 9/13/2018 12:22:00 PM
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CLINTON – Wednesday, while doing a follow-up check on manure application just north of Clinton, the DNR found manure in a tributary of Silver Creek flowing into Silver Creek and about three miles to the Mississippi River.  
Fish kill north of Runnells appears limited to five miles

Fish kill north of Runnells appears limited to five miles

  • 7/25/2018 8:47:00 AM
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PLEASANT HILL - A fish kill that began in Camp Creek east of Pleasant Hill and about five miles north of Runnells in Polk County appears to be limited to less than five miles of Camp Creek, DNR investigators said today.
DNR responding to crash involving diesel spill

DNR responding to crash involving diesel spill

  • 6/18/2018 3:49:00 PM
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LYON COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is responding to a crash and diesel spill near Marsh Avenue and A-34 about four miles south of Little Rock in Lyon County.
DNR checking for source of sheen on Walnut Creek

DNR checking for source of sheen on Walnut Creek

  • 5/15/2018 8:16:00 AM
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CLIVE - Sunday, the city of Clive’s fire department investigated a sheen on Walnut Creek, tracing it upstream to a storm drain just west of the Pilot Travel Center near Douglas Avenue and Interstate 35/80 in Urbandale.
Fish kill under investigation in Dubuque County

Fish kill under investigation in Dubuque County

  • 5/12/2018 8:47:00 AM
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PEOSTA - The DNR was unable to determine the cause of a fish kill in Whitewater Creek, Dubuque County, that occurred sometime in the first week of May.
Soap Creek and Stephens State Forest to become a bird conservation area

Soap Creek and Stephens State Forest to become a bird conservation area

  • 1/23/2018 10:07:00 AM
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OTTUMWA - A public ceremony to dedicate Soap Creek and Eldon Wildlife Areas, Stephens State Forest Unionville Unit, Lake Wapello State Park, and a portion of the Soap Creek watershed as Iowa’s newest Bird Conservation Area (BCA) will take place on Thursday, February 8 at 1:30 pm.
Members sought for Brushy Creek board

Members sought for Brushy Creek board

  • 1/9/2018 12:48:00 PM
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Hikers, bikers and horseback riders interested in protecting, preserving and enhancing the trail system at Brushy Creek State Recreation Area are being encouraged to serve on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Brushy Creek Trail Advisory Board.
Public meeting to discuss bird conservation area near Ottumwa

Public meeting to discuss bird conservation area near Ottumwa

  • 11/21/2017 12:43:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will discuss the proposed designation of the region including Soap Creek, Fox Hills and Eldon Wildlife areas, Stephens State Forest, Lake Wapello State Park and Pioneer Ridge Nature Area as a state Bird Conservation Area (BCA) during a public meeting on Dec. 7. 
DNR investigates manure spill in Louisa County

DNR investigates manure spill in Louisa County

  • 11/20/2017 5:02:00 AM
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CRAWFORDSVILLE - A failed hose connection led to a manure spill on the western edge of Louisa County late Friday night, about three miles southeast of Crawfordsville.
Students lead the charge to reclaim, rename "Sewer Creek"

Students lead the charge to reclaim, rename "Sewer Creek"

  • 11/7/2017 5:21:00 PM
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In an effort to revive the creek, advanced placement biology students at Newton High School are gathering support from community leaders to change the name to Cardinal Creek through the U.S. Geological Survey. 
DNR checks spill cleanup in Chickasaw County

DNR checks spill cleanup in Chickasaw County

  • 11/2/2017 11:58:00 AM
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JERICO – Wednesday, DNR staff from Manchester investigated a small hog manure spill near Jerico that reached a tributary of Crane Creek.
Fish kill in Dubuque County caused by dairy runoff

Fish kill in Dubuque County caused by dairy runoff

  • 10/31/2017 3:11:00 PM
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DYERSVILLE – The DNR received laboratory results last week confirming that ammonia toxicity in runoff from a dairy was responsible for an October fish kill in Dubuque County.
Cleanup of Page County manure spill complete

Cleanup of Page County manure spill complete

  • 10/27/2017 1:59:00 PM
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CLARINDA—Staff from DNR’s Atlantic field office confirmed that cleanup is complete from a manure spill that occurred Oct. 24 northwest of Clarinda.
Wastewater discharge in Mills County near Malvern

Wastewater discharge in Mills County near Malvern

  • 10/26/2017 5:24:00 PM
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MALVERN –The wastewater operator for the city of Malvern just reported they’ve discovered a break in a sewer main where it crosses Little Creek about one-fourth mile southwest of town.
Wastewater discharge in Council Bluffs

Wastewater discharge in Council Bluffs

  • 10/26/2017 8:19:00 AM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS – Late Wednesday afternoon DNR received a report from the city of Council Bluffs that untreated wastewater had discharged into Indian Creek and then into the Missouri River near Gifford Road in Council Bluffs.
DNR investigates two spills in Southwest Iowa today

DNR investigates two spills in Southwest Iowa today

  • 10/25/2017 4:20:00 PM
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ATLANTIC—Staff from the DNR’s Atlantic field office were in the field Wednesday checking for the sources of a spill in Fremont County and a manure spill that reached a tributary of East Tarkio Creek in Page County.
Former flood prone farmland now a popular wildlife area

Former flood prone farmland now a popular wildlife area

  • 9/5/2017 1:00:00 PM
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COGGON, Iowa - Word is starting to spread across the hunting circles in east-central Iowa, about a new wildlife area surrounding Buffalo Creek, on the Linn, Buchanan and Delaware County line.
White bass die off at Big Creek Lake

White bass die off at Big Creek Lake

  • 8/28/2017 8:34:00 AM
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Polk City - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a fish kill involving white bass at Big Creek Lake.  
DNR tracks fish kill to dairy near Decorah

DNR tracks fish kill to dairy near Decorah

  • 8/26/2017 8:35:00 AM
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DECORAH - The Wednesday morning report of a fish kill about four miles southwest of Decorah sent DNR staff to investigate Dry Run Creek that afternoon.
Floodwaters damage Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area

Floodwaters damage Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area

  • 7/31/2017 8:35:00 AM
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TRIPOLI, Iowa - Heavy rainfall last weekend in the Wapsipinicon and Plum Creek watersheds in Chickasaw and Bremer counties has caused a 60 foot by 40 foot section of the dike on Martens Lake on the Sweet Marsh Wildlife Management Area to fail. The breach likely occurred during the night of July 23. 
DNR checking runoff from fire in Des Moines

DNR checking runoff from fire in Des Moines

  • 7/11/2017 8:23:00 AM
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DES MOINES – DNR environmental specialists checked dark, soot-smelling runoff in Walfley Creek near the Firestone plant on Second Avenue late Sunday and again this morning.
Iowans creating connections with creeks with signs

Iowans creating connections with creeks with signs

  • 6/28/2017 2:39:00 PM
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Thousands of motorists drive over Iowa’s waterways, big and small, each day. But unless it’s a major river, most people are crossing these streams unaware of what’s below. 
Poultry litter runoff reaches Franklin County stream

Poultry litter runoff reaches Franklin County stream

  • 4/26/2017 8:43:00 PM
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BRADFORD – DNR staff determined April 25 that runoff from poultry litter located one mile north of Bradford in Franklin County reached a small tributary of Maynes Creek.
Alcohol ban in place, hours extended at two Iowa beaches

Alcohol ban in place, hours extended at two Iowa beaches

  • 4/26/2017 3:23:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Department of Natural Resources is reminding the public that an alcohol ban is currently in effect for the beaches at Lake Macbride State Park near Solon in Johnson County and Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area, north of Cedar Rapids.  The ban applies to both the sand area of the beach, a 200-foot buffer of land surrounding the sand, and the designated swimming area adjacent to the beach as marked by buoys or swim lines. This ban allows the DNR to reopen the beaches until 10:30pm.
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