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Leaking Basin Discharges To Creek Near Carroll

Leaking Basin Discharges To Creek Near Carroll

  • 5/11/2016 3:58:00 PM
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CARROLL – Wednesday morning the owner of a cattle feedlot located about six miles southeast of Carroll called DNR to report a leak from a runoff holding basin.
The Return of Lake Darling

The Return of Lake Darling

  • 5/11/2016 1:40:00 PM
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After a $12 million rehab of its lake, watershed and public facilities, Lake Darling State Park in southeast Iowa officially reopened Sept. 17, 2014. The 66-year-old park and lake are now among the state’s most picturesque recreation areas. Namesake “Ding” Darling must be smiling.
Anamosa Archer Sets Sights on National Championship

Anamosa Archer Sets Sights on National Championship

  • 5/10/2016 12:04:00 PM
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David Machart is no stranger to the awards stand. The charismatic 18 year old archer from Anamosa is the reigning Iowa 3D and Bullseye State Champion, the 2015 Wold Championship runner up, the 2015 National Championship third place overall and the first Iowa archer to shoot a perfect 300 in an event – the day before his 18th birthday.
Iowa's Osprey Population Continues to Expand

Iowa's Osprey Population Continues to Expand

  • 5/10/2016 12:02:00 PM
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Des Moines and Cedar Rapids can lay claim to nesting sites for Iowa’s big three raptors–peregrine falcons, bald eagles, and recently, ospreys. The re-appearance of the fish-eating osprey has continued to slowly expand its presence in Iowa from the initial release of a five 42-day-old chicks at Lake Macbride in 1997 by the Macbride Raptor Project and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). 
Wildfire Haze Over Iowa Dissipates

Wildfire Haze Over Iowa Dissipates

  • 5/8/2016 2:16:00 PM
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 24-hour health threshold for PM2.5 is 35 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3).   Exceedances of this threshold were recorded at several monitoring sites in Iowa on Saturday.
Smoke from Canadian Wildfires Causes Haze Across Northern and Central Iowa

Smoke from Canadian Wildfires Causes Haze Across Northern and Central Iowa

  • 5/7/2016 3:54:00 PM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – Fine particulate (PM2.5) levels near federal health standards are expected in northern and central Iowa today.  A plume of smoke originating from Canadian wildfires is passing southward through the state. This smoke plume caused a spike in fine particle levels in northern Iowa this morning that may last for several more hours.
7 Cool Things You Should Know About Squirrels

7 Cool Things You Should Know About Squirrels

  • 5/6/2016 11:52:00 AM
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In Iowa it’s hard to go outside without at least glimpsing a squirrel. This nimble and common wildlife family is well known for its acrobatic tendencies and potential as a garden or birdfeeder thief. But do you know all the facts about your fuzzy neighbors?
Natural Resource Commission to Meet May 12 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to Meet May 12 in Des Moines

  • 5/6/2016 9:37:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m., on May 12, in the fourth floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, in Des Moines.
Air Quality Leads May Environmental Protection Meeting

Air Quality Leads May Environmental Protection Meeting

  • 5/5/2016 12:18:00 PM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – Air quality fees and a revised plan for improving air quality in Muscatine lead a contract-heavy agenda for the May 17 meeting of the Environmental Protection Commission.
Limited Wastewater Discharge To West Lake Okoboji

Limited Wastewater Discharge To West Lake Okoboji

  • 5/4/2016 4:22:00 PM
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SPIRIT LAKE – The Great Lakes Sanitary Sewer District discovered a wastewater discharge at 10:30 a.m. following an electrical failure at a N. Lagoon Street pumping station located in the city of Spirit Lake.
Public Meeting To Discuss Twin Lakes Improvement Plan

Public Meeting To Discuss Twin Lakes Improvement Plan

  • 5/4/2016 3:23:00 PM
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MANSON - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Iowa State University and the Twin Lakes Restoration Association will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m., May 19, at the Twin Lakes Bible Camp, to discuss plans for improving the water quality in North and South Twin lakes in Calhoun County.
40th Annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar - Fascinations of the Loess Hills

40th Annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar - Fascinations of the Loess Hills

  • 5/3/2016 1:32:00 PM
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The Loess Hills Prairie Seminar, sponsored annually by the Northwest Area Education Agency, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Monona County Conservation, is June 3-5, beginning at West Monona High School, in Onawa, and then moving to the Loess Hills Wildlife Management Area campground, near Castana.
Celebrate Spring by Planting Trees

Celebrate Spring by Planting Trees

  • 5/3/2016 1:30:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The DNR State Forest Nursery is helping Iowans plant more trees this spring by offering an extra 100 seedlings to each Create-a-Packet purchased between now and May 13, while supplies last.
Leave Wildlife Babies Where They Belong - In the Wild

Leave Wildlife Babies Where They Belong - In the Wild

  • 5/3/2016 1:29:00 PM
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It's as predictable as August heat.  From border to border, the Wildlife Baby Season has arrived in Iowa.  From May until at least mid-June, DNR field offices across the state will be inundated with hundreds of phone calls and scores of deliveries regarding "orphaned wildlife."
Master Angler Website Adds New Tools to Find Big Fish

Master Angler Website Adds New Tools to Find Big Fish

  • 5/3/2016 1:28:00 PM
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Recent additions to the master angler program website will help Iowa anglers quickly find the best spots to catch qualifying size fish. Pinpoint where master angler fish have been caught across the state on the new electronic map or search for hotspots by species or location.
Space Available in Upcoming Hunter Education Classes

Space Available in Upcoming Hunter Education Classes

  • 5/3/2016 1:23:00 PM
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Hunter Education Classroom courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. Classroom courses are typically 12-15 hours in length and are held over 2 to 3 sessions (days). In order to receive certification, a student must attend all sessions and pass the final exam.
Celebrate a Child's First Fish

Celebrate a Child's First Fish

  • 5/3/2016 1:21:00 PM
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Commemorate the memory of a child hooking their first fish with a frameable certificate. You can print the certificate yourself from an electronic file posted online or request a printed certificate.
Spring Tree Planting - Think Before You Plant

Spring Tree Planting - Think Before You Plant

  • 5/3/2016 1:14:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Given the continuing impact of EAB on Iowa’s ash trees, homeowners and communities need to think twice about their tree selections before planting this spring.
Zebra Mussels Found in Brushy Creek, Blue Pit

Zebra Mussels Found in Brushy Creek, Blue Pit

  • 5/3/2016 1:13:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is watching Brushy Creek Lake after water samples collected last fall contained juvenile zebra mussels.
Iowa Great lakes Crews Net 25 Year Old Musky

Iowa Great lakes Crews Net 25 Year Old Musky

  • 5/3/2016 1:11:00 PM
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Excitement and pride echoed through the Iowa Great Lakes fisheries netting crew last week. “It is amazing that this male musky is alive and doing well in West Okoboji Lake 25 years later,” said Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa DNR’s Fisheries Bureau.
DNR Asks Iowans to be Air Aware

DNR Asks Iowans to be Air Aware

  • 4/28/2016 8:38:00 AM
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DES MOINES — As temperatures warm and Iowans head outdoors, they can usually count on good air quality. In fact, Iowa’s air quality has significantly improved. Since 1990, sulfur dioxide emission have decreased by 60 percent and nitrogen oxides are down 43 percent, while the number of emission sources, the population and the number of industries have increased.
Boil Advisory Issued to Maysville in Scott County

Boil Advisory Issued to Maysville in Scott County

  • 4/27/2016 10:55:00 AM
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MAYESVILLE – The city of Mayesville in Scott County has issued a boil advisory after the city lost pressure following maintenance on the water supply system.
Increasing Foliage Reduces Visibility for Turkey Hunters

Increasing Foliage Reduces Visibility for Turkey Hunters

  • 4/26/2016 7:44:00 AM
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Iowa’s timber can change quickly in the spring as turkey hunters are well aware. That perfect hunting spot with a large panoramic view of the woodland through leafless trees during first season has been reduced significantly by the third season as trees and plants are busy trading their buds for leaves.
Diesel Leak Found Near Webster City

Diesel Leak Found Near Webster City

  • 4/22/2016 11:21:00 AM
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WEBSTER CITY – A Thursday morning complaint about a fuel sheen on a drainage ditch east of Webster City led DNR field investigators to a leaking storage tank at the Stonega Branch of United Cooperative east of Webster City.
Boil Advisory Lifted in Oskaloosa and Beacon

Boil Advisory Lifted in Oskaloosa and Beacon

  • 4/21/2016 11:51:00 AM
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OSKALOOSA – Water samples taken over two consecutive days have tested clear for bacteria, allowing the city of Oskaloosa to lift a boil advisory.
Public Meetings to Discuss New Wastewater Permits

Public Meetings to Discuss New Wastewater Permits

  • 4/21/2016 8:07:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR will hold two public stakeholder meetings in May to answer questions and collect public comments on two proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater general permits.
Public Meeting to Discuss Lake of the Hills Water Quality Improvement Plan

Public Meeting to Discuss Lake of the Hills Water Quality Improvement Plan

  • 4/21/2016 8:05:00 AM
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DAVENPORT – Iowans interested in the results of a DNR study to improve water quality in Scott County’s Lake of the Hills can attend a meeting Thursday, May 5. Citizens are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to improve the lake to the meeting for discussion.
Water Summary Update - Iowa Remains Drought-Free

Water Summary Update - Iowa Remains Drought-Free

  • 4/21/2016 8:03:00 AM
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DES MOINES - All of Iowa remains drought free, according to the National Drought Monitor, and the average stream flows for the state have returned to near normal levels.
DNR Investigating Wastewater Discharge, Fish Kill in Eddyville

DNR Investigating Wastewater Discharge, Fish Kill in Eddyville

  • 4/21/2016 8:02:00 AM
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EDDYVILLE – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fish kill following a discharge of partially treated wastewater into an unnamed tributary of the Des Moines River early Thursday morning.
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