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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.
Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 6/14/2018 11:37:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Choose your perfect fishing experience

Choose your perfect fishing experience

  • 6/13/2018 3:55:00 PM
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Getting outdoors and fishing is a little different for everyone. Some people want to get away from it all, and others enjoy a few extra amenities nearby to extend the fun. Whatever you prefer, we’ve got you covered! Here’s suggestions for some excellent Des Moines area fishing spots if…
Decorah Fish Hatchery renaming dedication

Decorah Fish Hatchery renaming dedication

  • 6/12/2018 4:09:00 PM
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DECORAH, Iowa – The Natural Resources Commission voted on May 16 to rename the DNR’s Decorah Fish Hatchery after retired director Chuck Gipp.
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.
Stay safe outdoors in hot weather

Stay safe outdoors in hot weather

  • 6/12/2018 2:51:00 PM
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There are many adventure-packed, outdoor summer activities to do in the sun, but it is crucial for your safety to know the proper precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.
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.
Opportunity for Comment: PM2.5 SILs and AAR Summary Web Page

Opportunity for Comment: PM2.5 SILs and AAR Summary Web Page

  • 6/8/2018 3:13:00 PM
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The DNR is proposing updates to PSD modeling guidance and is announcing the release of a new web page. Specifically, EPA’s recently released PM2.5 Significant Impact Levels (SILs) have been incorporated into the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Modeling Guidelines, and a new web page has been added to assist applicants with filling out Form MD. The DNR is providing this information for a two-week informal comment period.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 6/7/2018 3:57:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
New Hartford man charged with harboring endangered species

New Hartford man charged with harboring endangered species

  • 6/7/2018 12:58:00 PM
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NEW HARTFORD, Iowa -- On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at approximately 5:50 PM, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers, with the assistance of the Iowa State Patrol, executed a search warrant at 309 Packwaukee Street in New Hartford after anonymous complaints about endangered species housed within the residence.
Natural Resource Commission to meet June 14 in Decorah

Natural Resource Commission to meet June 14 in Decorah

  • 6/6/2018 3:06:00 PM
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DECORAH– The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m. on June 14, in Room 102 of Olin Hall at Luther College, 700 College Drive, in Decorah.
Historic photos guiding management decisions at Hooper Wildlife Area

Historic photos guiding management decisions at Hooper Wildlife Area

  • 6/6/2018 9:38:00 AM
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Indianola - The Hooper Wildlife Area is a highly popular place to hunt deer and turkeys, but outside of those seasons, it doesn’t receive much attention, save for the lake. But that quietness of the offseason could be changing thanks to a series of old photos that are helping to transform the area.
Iowa youth trapshooting championships Wednesday in Cedar Falls

Iowa youth trapshooting championships Wednesday in Cedar Falls

  • 6/6/2018 9:35:00 AM
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Cedar Falls – Iowa’s Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) state trapshooting championship event begins June 6 at the Iowa State Trapshooting Association home grounds just north of Cedar Falls.Middle school and elementary aged athletes will begin the competition on Wednesday with high school athletes competing Thursday through Sunday. More than 630,000 clay targets will be fired at during the five days of competition by more than 2,600 youth from 117 Iowa teams.This week’s...
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.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 5/31/2018 11:37:00 AM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 5/31/2018 11:36:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
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.
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.
Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 5/24/2018 11:30:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 5/24/2018 11:28:00 AM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
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.
Iowa’s 2018 Air Monitoring Network Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

Iowa’s 2018 Air Monitoring Network Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

  • 5/21/2018 10:56:00 AM
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The air monitoring network plan will assist the Iowa DNR in its efforts to monitor the quality of Iowa’s air and to keep the public aware of air quality problems. The plan is required by EPA’s national ambient air monitoring regulations. It contains detailed information about the location and purpose of any monitor in Iowa’s air monitoring network that produces data for comparison with national ambient air quality standards.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 5/17/2018 11:34:00 AM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses, and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 5/17/2018 11:32:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards.
Sulfur Dioxide Data Requirements Rule Report Available for Public Review and Comment

Sulfur Dioxide Data Requirements Rule Report Available for Public Review and Comment

  • 5/17/2018 8:28:00 AM
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The DNR is evaluating recent changes in sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in Des Moines and Wapello Counties in the second annual report required by the federal SO2 Data Requirements Rule (DRR). The DRR requires an annual assessment of recent SO2 emissions in any area where air quality modeling of actual emissions provided the basis for designating the area attainment for the 2010 1-hour SO2 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS).
2017 Title V Emissions Fee Due July 1, 2018

2017 Title V Emissions Fee Due July 1, 2018

  • 5/17/2018 8:25:00 AM
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The Title V air emissions fee for the calendar year 2017 is set at $70.00 per ton. The fee payment, along with fee documents, must be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources - Air Quality Bureau no later than July 1, 2018.
Iowans reminded not to “rescue” wildlife babies

Iowans reminded not to “rescue” wildlife babies

  • 5/16/2018 11:19:00 AM
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Springtime means baby season for Iowa wildlife, beginning with the first hatched great horned owls in March on to June when most of the pheasant chicks arrive and nothing looks more innocent and cute than baby animals. Just check the internet.
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