Water Improvement Plans

When the DNR completes a draft version of a Water Quality Improvement Plan, the public will have an opportunity to review the draft document and make comments. The DNR will respond to all comments received during the public comment period and include the comments and responses in the Water Quality Improvement Plan. The public can also attend a public meeting, held near the middle of the public comment period, to discuss the Water Quality Improvement Plan with the DNR and partner groups involved in its development.  After the public comment period ends, the DNR will package up the document to submit to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their approval.  Only after the EPA approves the plan is it considered a Final Water Quality Improvement Plan.

Public Meetings:

A public meeting for the Rathbun Lake Water Quality Improvement Plan will be held July 6, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at:

Pin Oak Marsh Lodge
45996 Highway 14
Chariton, Iowa, 50049. 

Draft Water Quality Improvement Plans for Comment:

All public comments are due by 4 p.m. on the date listed. Comments received past due will not be included for consideration. Draft plans will be posted for informational purposes until the final plan is available.

Rathbun Lake Water Quality Improvement Plan
Submit comments on the Rathbun Lake plan by July 24 via:

E-mail: jeff.berckes@dnr.iowa.gov

Mail:  Jeff Berckes, care of Iowa DNR 
          Wallace State Office Building 
          502 E. Ninth St. 
          Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Water Quality Improvement Plans Pending EPA Approval:
Lake of the Hills
Eldred Sherwood Lake 
Windmill Lake


Final Water Quality Improvement Plans
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