Public Meeting to Discuss Groundwater Supplies for Linn and Johnson Counties Scheduled for March 1
Posted: 02/23/2012
IOWA CITY― The DNR Geological and Water Survey and Water Allocation programs will host a public meeting March 1 to discuss groundwater sources serving Linn and Johnson counties. As a result of studies and predictive modeling for the Jordan and Silurian aquifers, the DNR has information to help plan for future water needs in Linn and Johnson Counties.

“Taking a good look at our water sources  tell us we have some localized areas where groundwater is over-used, areas where supply issues could develop in the future, and how new groundwater users will affect existing users,” said Bob Libra, State Geologist. “Having this information will help local government, developers, water withdrawal permit holders and others plan for water use in this area in the coming decades.”

At the meeting, DNR staff will present the current status and future predictions for the aquifer sources, regulations that constrain adding new wells and potential groundwater management approaches.

The public meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m., March 1, in Ballroom B and C at The Hotel at Kirkwood, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids.