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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.
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.
Creston and Southern Iowa Rural Water Association customers advised to boil water

Creston and Southern Iowa Rural Water Association customers advised to boil water

  • 6/1/2018 9:56:00 AM
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CRESTON - A boil advisory has been issued by the Southern Iowa Rural Water Association (SIRWA) and Creston Water Works following issues with the filtration system at the Creston Water Treatment Plant. The SIRWA and Creston Water Works is issuing this drinking water warning to all of their customers.
Try these 5 water trails this spring and summer

Try these 5 water trails this spring and summer

  • 5/29/2018 2:55:00 PM
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If you’re looking to blaze a new trail through Iowa, consider hitting the water for something different. Iowa boasts a number of water trails, which offer a unique perspective on the state.
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.
Upcoming 2018 Sponsored Project Deadlines ​

Upcoming 2018 Sponsored Project Deadlines ​

  • 5/11/2018 1:36:00 PM
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Communities or wastewater utilities interested in applying for an State Revolving Fund (SRF) Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Project should note the upcoming deadlines:
Water Summary Update: cool and dry April sets records

Water Summary Update: cool and dry April sets records

  • 5/11/2018 9:09:00 AM
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DES MOINES —As most Iowans noticed, this was an unusual start to spring in April, exceptionally cooler and drier than normal. This April was the coldest on record, and the 13th driest on record, according to the latest Water Summary Update.
FY 2019 IUPs Ready for Public Review

FY 2019 IUPs Ready for Public Review

  • 5/1/2018 5:21:00 PM
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The fiscal year 2019 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for the Clean Water SRF and the Drinking Water SRF are now available for public review and comment .
Thinking about Building? Make sure you have water

Thinking about Building? Make sure you have water

  • 3/26/2018 10:05:00 AM
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During 2002 producers worried about having enough water because of drought. But having enough water for livestock and poultry is an everyday concern, especially if you are thinking about building or expanding an animal feeding operation. If construction is on your mind, the time to think about water supplies is now. Save headaches and money by verifying an adequate water source before you build.
Fourth Quarter IUPs Posted for Review

Fourth Quarter IUPs Posted for Review

  • 2/6/2018 10:35:00 AM
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The fourth quarter updates to fiscal year 2018 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for the Clean Water SRF and the Drinking Water SRF are now available for public review and comment at the following locations:
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.
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.
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. 
Ongoing wastewater discharge occurring in Muscatine

Ongoing wastewater discharge occurring in Muscatine

  • 11/2/2017 11:57:00 AM
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MUSCATINE—Monday, the city of Muscatine reported the ongoing release of untreated wastewater leaking from a sewer force main near the intersection of Nebraska and Day streets.
Locked up and feet down, Iowa duck hunters are ready for opening day

Locked up and feet down, Iowa duck hunters are ready for opening day

  • 9/19/2017 2:38:00 PM
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Waterfowlers have waited all year for this: for the next three weekends in Iowa, there will be an opening day for duck and goose hunting. The north zone opens on Sept. 23, the south zone opens on Sept. 30 and the Missouri River zone opens on Oct. 7.
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. 
Purple Martin Lake Water Resource Area opens for public use

Purple Martin Lake Water Resource Area opens for public use

  • 8/24/2017 2:28:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The metro’s newest recreational area is open for outdoor enthusiasts. On Thursday, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, along with the Des Moines Water Works, the City of West Des Moines and the Friends of Walnut Woods State Park held a grand opening of Purple Martin Lake Water Resource Area located off Army Post Road, southwest of Walnut Woods State Park.
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