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Paddlers urged to stay off rain swollen rivers

Paddlers urged to stay off rain swollen rivers

  • 6/21/2018 2:58:00 PM
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Iowa streams are swollen and swift with consistent rainfall the past several days. Some rivers are already dangerously high, and more rivers could rise fast with chances of rain forecast through next week.
Mason City wastewater discharge ends

Mason City wastewater discharge ends

  • 6/19/2018 2:47:00 PM
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MASON CITY, Iowa – Mason City officials report they stopped discharging wastewater to the Winnebago River at 8 p.m. June 18.
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 investigating wastewater discharge in Mason City

DNR investigating wastewater discharge in Mason City

  • 6/17/2018 12:31:00 PM
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MASON CITY, Iowa - A sewer line collapse in the 300 block of South Rhode Island Ave. is causing the City of Mason City to pump untreated wastewater into the Winnebago River.  
Wastewater discharges in Wright County

Wastewater discharges in Wright County

  • 6/15/2018 10:44:00 AM
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GOLDFIELD - A leak in the city of Goldfield’s force main is apparently allowing wastewater to enter the Boone River.
River Valley OHV Park closed for clean up

River Valley OHV Park closed for clean up

  • 6/12/2018 11:52:00 AM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources continues to focus on clean-up efforts following a fire at the River Valley OHV Park in April, forcing the park to remain closed for a lengthy amount of time.
Maquoketa River Water Trail dedicated this Saturday

Maquoketa River Water Trail dedicated this Saturday

  • 6/12/2018 11:44:00 AM
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The Maquoketa River Water Trail, in Delaware County, will be dedicated as Iowa’s newest official water trail during a public ceremony at noon on June 16, at the gazebo next to the whitewater park, in downtown Manchester.
Flooding causes closure of state park

Flooding causes closure of state park

  • 6/10/2018 3:02:00 PM
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WATERLOO, Iowa – Heavy rains from this weekend have caused flooding of the Cedar River; therefore, George Wyth State Park will be closing Sunday at 6:00 pm.
Wastewater discharge near Carroll stopped

Wastewater discharge near Carroll stopped

  • 6/8/2018 4:52:00 PM
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CARROLL - Wastewater flowed into a drainage ditch on the east side of Carroll Thursday afternoon after a bridge contractor struck a sewer main.
Missouri and Big Sioux rivers paddlefish fishing season opens Feb. 4

Missouri and Big Sioux rivers paddlefish fishing season opens Feb. 4

  • 1/23/2018 1:49:00 PM
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The paddlefish fishing season is open from sunrise to sunset from Feb. 4 to April 30 on the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers. Anglers fishing for paddlefish must have a valid Iowa fishing license, along with a special paddlefish license and unused transportation tag(s).
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.
Riverton Wildlife Area is a high quality duck marsh and so much more

Riverton Wildlife Area is a high quality duck marsh and so much more

  • 9/19/2017 2:24:00 PM
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Riverton, Iowa - Hunters for generations have called the Riverton Wildlife Area home each fall. This high quality marsh in central Fremont County has been a magnet for ducks since the 1950s and '60s, when farmers finally quit trying to produce a crop from its wet soil.
Meetings to discuss water quality improvement plan for the Iowa River

Meetings to discuss water quality improvement plan for the Iowa River

  • 9/7/2017 1:25:00 PM
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IOWA CITY – Iowans interested in the results of a DNR study to improve water quality in the Iowa River and its tributaries can attend one of three meetings across the basin. Citizens are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to improve the river to the meeting for discussion. 
Le Mars fish kill likely came from local business

Le Mars fish kill likely came from local business

  • 9/1/2017 1:32:00 PM
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LE MARS - After looking for the cause of a fish kill in a small stream west of Le Mars Thursday afternoon, DNR traced the source to a local industry that uses ammonia as a refrigerant.
DNR checking green color in Wright County waterway

DNR checking green color in Wright County waterway

  • 8/17/2017 2:36:00 PM
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EAGLE GROVE - Field staff from the DNR’s Mason City office investigated complaints of green water in a waterway about four miles south of Eagle Grove in Wright County on Wednesday.
Landowners, hunters, bird watchers realize Big Marsh’s benefits

Landowners, hunters, bird watchers realize Big Marsh’s benefits

  • 8/15/2017 11:56:00 AM
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Parkersburg, Iowa - The Big Marsh Wildlife Area is a working example of the benefits of taking wet farmland where crops struggle 70 percent of the time and creating a large public area with expansive wetlands and prairies attractive to waterfowl and waterfowl hunters, snakes, shorebirds, pheasants, deer, turkeys and even endangered wood turtles.
North Raccoon Wildlife Area is building a recreation reputation

North Raccoon Wildlife Area is building a recreation reputation

  • 8/1/2017 11:44:00 AM
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The North Raccoon Wildlife Area just might be the biggest playground in Greene County. But rather than teeter-totters and swings, this playground offers excellent deer hunting, turkey, dove and rabbit hunting, river access and sandbar camping, bird watching, hiking and more.
Three Rivers Wildlife Area is beginning to blossom

Three Rivers Wildlife Area is beginning to blossom

  • 7/18/2017 3:01:00 PM
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Thor, Iowa - Brothers Roger and Palmer Larson had a vision of what their farm could be in 2001 when they invited the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in for a visit.
Avenson Archery Range Dedicated Today

Avenson Archery Range Dedicated Today

  • 7/18/2017 3:00:00 PM
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The archery range at Volga River State Recreation Area, in Fayette County, will be dedicated Avenson Archery Range July 18, at 4 p.m.
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.
Upper Cedar River cleanup expedition set to launch in July

Upper Cedar River cleanup expedition set to launch in July

  • 6/8/2017 1:50:00 PM
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CHARLES CITY – Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 55 miles of the upper Cedar River from the Iowa-Minnesota border to Nashua from July 10 to 14 as part of Project AWARE. Early registration ends June 16.
Drive with caution – does are on the move

Drive with caution – does are on the move

  • 6/6/2017 11:38:00 AM
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Early June is the second busiest month in Iowa behind the November rut for deer-vehicle collisions, as does are moving to more secluded areas prior to giving birth.
Missouri River group to meet June 13 in Mills County

Missouri River group to meet June 13 in Mills County

  • 5/25/2017 1:38:00 PM
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MALVERN–The Iowa watershed approach, providing nearly $100 million to improve rural watersheds, is the focus of the June 13 meeting of the State Interagency Missouri River Authority (SIMRA).
DNR advises boaters use caution on swollen rivers, reservoirs

DNR advises boaters use caution on swollen rivers, reservoirs

  • 5/23/2017 11:47:00 AM
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Boaters, anglers, and paddlers are encouraged to use caution if planning to spend time on Iowa rivers or flood control reservoirs over the Memorial Day holiday. Heavy rainfall last weekend has brought many rivers to near flood stage and the force of the water will likely have moved around logs and other obstacles.
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