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Badger Lake offers an easy nature stop off I-29

Badger Lake offers an easy nature stop off I-29

  • 9/11/2018 1:13:00 PM
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Whiting, Iowa - Sitting not quite halfway between Sioux City and Council Bluffs with I-29 going right through it, it’s easy to think that Badger Lake Wildlife Area would be overrun with bird watchers, duck hunters, kayakers and nature lovers 24/7/365. While it does get busy when the duck migration is on, many days the only visitor is a wayward cormorant or a neighbor stopping by to wet a line.
Sewer odor at Storm Lake traced; discharge ended

Sewer odor at Storm Lake traced; discharge ended

  • 9/7/2018 2:06:00 PM
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STORM LAKE—Thursday the city of Storm Lake investigated an odor complaint from a storm sewer near King’s Pointe Resort on the northeast side of the lake.
Zebra mussels found in Storm Lake

Zebra mussels found in Storm Lake

  • 8/28/2018 11:34:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed that zebra mussels are in Storm Lake.
Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Morse Lake in Wright County

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Morse Lake in Wright County

  • 8/21/2018 12:38:00 PM
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Belmond – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will relax the fishing regulations at Morse Lake starting Sept. 1st to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake’s water level is lowered this fall.
Hooking summer catfish

Hooking summer catfish

  • 7/31/2018 1:45:00 PM
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Fishing for catfish is a summer tradition for many Iowa families. Invite someone new to come along this year to share the fun and memories.
Water level to drop at Hickory Grove Lake ahead of restoration

Water level to drop at Hickory Grove Lake ahead of restoration

  • 7/24/2018 12:15:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Story County Conservation Board plan to start drawing down Hickory Grove Lake near Colo in Story County as early as August 6th as part of the continued lake restoration efforts to improve water quality and enhance accessibility and recreational opportunities.
Fishing regulations relaxed at Hickory Grove Lake

Fishing regulations relaxed at Hickory Grove Lake

  • 7/17/2018 12:17:00 PM
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Colo – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has relaxed the fishing regulations at Hickory Grove Lake to allow anglers to more freely harvest game fish before the lake is renovated.
Girl injured when struck by personal watercraft

Girl injured when struck by personal watercraft

  • 7/8/2018 4:12:00 PM
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CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources law enforcement and Clear Lake Fire and Rescue responded to a crash involving several juveniles on Clear Lake at approximately 8:15 p.m. on July 6.
High water conditions continue on the Iowa Great Lakes

High water conditions continue on the Iowa Great Lakes

  • 7/3/2018 11:49:00 AM
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The U.S. Geological Survey gauging stations put the water levels on the Iowa Great Lakes at its highest since 1993. Although lake levels are far from 1993's record levels, there are concerns about shoreline erosion and property damage.
600-foot no-wake zone placed at Iowa Great Lakes, Silver Lake

600-foot no-wake zone placed at Iowa Great Lakes, Silver Lake

  • 6/26/2018 11:56:00 AM
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The Emergency Management Commission in Dickinson County put into place a 600-foot no-wake zone along shore of East & West Lake Okoboji, Upper and Lower Gar, Minnewashta Lake, Silver Lake at Lake Park and Center Lake, effective immediately.
Kettleson Hogsback is like nowhere else in Iowa

Kettleson Hogsback is like nowhere else in Iowa

  • 6/19/2018 1:35:00 PM
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SPIRIT LAKE - Dickinson County is home to a unique Iowa glacial area that has been attracting thousands of visitors a year, some from as far away as California, just to enjoy the scenery.
Public Meeting to discuss West Lake Park improvement plan

Public Meeting to discuss West Lake Park improvement plan

  • 6/19/2018 1:30:00 PM
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BLUEGRASS –The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Scott County Conservation Board (SCCB), in coordination with FYRA Engineering, will host a public meeting at 5 p.m., June 28, at the Blue Grass Public Safety Building (606 Mayne Street)  to discuss plans for improving water quality and recreational opportunities at West Lake Park.
DNR investigates man found in Lake Manawa

DNR investigates man found in Lake Manawa

  • 6/12/2018 4:06:00 PM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – At approximately 7:40 PM on June 9, the Iowa DNR was dispatched to the west side of Lake Manawa near the entrance to the West Lake Village for a man that had been brought to shore by an individual on a personal watercraft after he was found in the lake.
Teen drowns at Lake Manawa on Memorial Day

Teen drowns at Lake Manawa on Memorial Day

  • 5/29/2018 6:54:00 PM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources responded to an apparent drowning at Lake Manawa on Monday, May 28, 2018.
Late ice delays curlyleaf pondweed growth in Iowa Great Lakes

Late ice delays curlyleaf pondweed growth in Iowa Great Lakes

  • 5/22/2018 11:43:00 AM
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SPIRIT LAKE - The record breaking late ice on the Iowa Great Lakes delayed curlyleaf pondweed growth in the Iowa Great Lakes, but it will top out in portions of East Okoboji Lake and other lakes this week.
Southwest Iowa will be home to eight new trumpeter swans on May 10 and 11

Southwest Iowa will be home to eight new trumpeter swans on May 10 and 11

  • 4/24/2018 12:21:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release eight trumpeter swans at three locations in southwest Iowa as part of the effort to create a self-sustaining population of swans south of Interstate 80. All releases will occur rain or shine.
EPC to meet at Three Mile Lake April 17

EPC to meet at Three Mile Lake April 17

  • 4/5/2018 2:34:00 PM
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AFTON - The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission will meet April 17 at Three Mile Lake Lodge about two miles north of Afton.  
Family trout fishing event Saturday at Bondurant

Family trout fishing event Saturday at Bondurant

  • 2/6/2018 2:08:00 PM
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BONDURANT – A family trout fishing event will be held at Lake Petocka, in Bondurant, at noon on Feb. 10. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will stock 1,400 rainbow trout in the lake. Previously scheduled for Jan. 27, the stocking was postponed due to unsafe ice conditions. 
Muskrat trapping season extended to April 1 on Trumbull Lake

Muskrat trapping season extended to April 1 on Trumbull Lake

  • 2/2/2018 11:41:00 AM
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RUTHVEN - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is extending the muskrat trapping season on Trumbull Lake, Ventura Marsh, Burrows Pond and the Inlet Bay of Black Hawk Lake from Feb. 1 to April 1 to reduce the muskrat population and preserve the beneficial vegetation in the marsh.  This extension is only for muskrats on the identified areas.
Wastewater discharge ends in Storm Lake

Wastewater discharge ends in Storm Lake

  • 1/30/2018 3:05:00 PM
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STORM LAKE - Workers from Storm Lake placed a sleeve over a damaged portion of the city’s sewer pipe about 5 p.m. Jan. 29 to stop an ongoing wastewater discharge into the lake.
Walleye season closes Feb. 14 on Iowa Great Lakes

Walleye season closes Feb. 14 on Iowa Great Lakes

  • 1/30/2018 2:57:00 PM
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SPIRIT LAKE – The walleye fishing season on Spirit, East and West Okoboji lakes is open through Feb. 14, 2018.  It will be closed after that date and reopens again on May 5, 2018. These are the only Iowa lakes that have a closed season for walleye.
Major wastewater discharge to Storm Lake

Major wastewater discharge to Storm Lake

  • 1/29/2018 4:04:00 PM
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STORM LAKE --  Repair work on Friday apparently damaged a 24-inch sewer line, allowing untreated wastewater to flow into a storm sewer that runs into Storm Lake.
Geode State Park restoration project underway

Geode State Park restoration project underway

  • 12/27/2017 12:11:00 PM
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DANVILLE – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin renovations at Geode State Park this winter to improve water quality at Lake Geode and enhance accessibility and recreational opportunities in the park.
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. 
Arizona man charged with deer poaching in Iowa

Arizona man charged with deer poaching in Iowa

  • 11/7/2017 3:48:00 PM
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Iowa DNR Conservation Officers have charged Nicholas W. Slater, 31, of Glendale, AZ with deer poaching in Lake Manawa State Park on November 19, 2016.
Meeting to discuss Green Valley and Thayer Lake water quality improvement plans

Meeting to discuss Green Valley and Thayer Lake water quality improvement plans

  • 10/26/2017 11:32:00 AM
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CRESTON – Iowans interested in the results of DNR studies to improve water quality in Green Valley and Thayer lakes in Union County can attend a meeting Nov. 8. Citizens are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to improve the lakes to the meeting for discussion.
Water level to drop at Geode State Park ahead of renovation

Water level to drop at Geode State Park ahead of renovation

  • 10/12/2017 8:30:00 AM
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DANVILLE - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) started lowering lake levels at Geode State Park in Henry County on October 10 as a part of a lake restoration project to improve fishing opportunities.
Zebra mussels found in Big Spirit Lake

Zebra mussels found in Big Spirit Lake

  • 10/3/2017 1:35:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is watching Big Spirit Lake after a resident found a single juvenile zebra mussel attached to a rock in the southwest side of the lake on Sept. 23.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept. 14 at Storm Lake

Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept. 14 at Storm Lake

  • 9/5/2017 12:52:00 PM
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Storm Lake – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 14, in the conference room at King’s Pointe, 1520 East Lakeshore Drive, in Storm Lake.
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