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Interactive online story map explores Iowa’s historic 2008 floods

Interactive online story map explores Iowa’s historic 2008 floods

  • 6/28/2018 11:30:00 AM
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DES MOINES — As Mother Nature seems to be reminding us lately, this summer marks the 10th anniversary of the historic 2008 floods in Iowa. An interactive online story map from the Iowa DNR helps tell the tale of the devastation, as well as steps needed to prevent damage from future floods.
Storms cause park flooding, closures

Storms cause park flooding, closures

  • 5/4/2018 3:18:00 PM
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Heavy rains overnight have forced the closure of George Wyth State Park and portions of Dolliver State Park.
Water Summary Update: 2016 Water Year much wetter than normal

Water Summary Update: 2016 Water Year much wetter than normal

  • 10/11/2016 9:16:00 AM
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DES MOINES— The 2016 Water Year (ending September 30, 2016) brought a statewide average precipitation of almost 45 inches, 9.6 inches more than normal. This ranks as the third wettest water year among 144 years of record.
Flooding in northern Iowa impacts some public areas and raises baiting questions

Flooding in northern Iowa impacts some public areas and raises baiting questions

  • 9/23/2016 3:19:00 PM
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DES MOINES - It will not be a run-of-the-mill type of opener for many waterfowl hunters in northern portions of the state on Saturday. Extensive flooding has impacted some of the more popular public areas and also raises questions on when hunting flooded fields might be considered baiting.
Flooding Impacts Aldo Leopold Wildlife Area Ahead of Dove Hunting Season

Flooding Impacts Aldo Leopold Wildlife Area Ahead of Dove Hunting Season

  • 8/30/2016 1:53:00 PM
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The 1,350-acre Aldo Leopold Wildlife Area in southeast Bremer County has experienced significant flooding from storms that rolled through northeast Iowa last week. The area is popular with dove hunters and with the season opening on Thursday, hunters who were planning to hunt the area are advised to scout it again before heading out.
State Parks Impacted by Recent Rains

State Parks Impacted by Recent Rains

  • 7/19/2016 12:45:00 PM
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People planning park visits in the near future are reminded to check on current conditions before heading out. Several Iowa state parks have been impacted by recent heavy rainfalls.