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Watershed Improvement

Watershed Basics
Learn what a watershed is and how you can help water quality.
Local Group Resources
Get a local effort started with these tools and grants.
Watershed Planning
Taking a strategic approach to improving Iowa's water.
Research and Data
Improvement plans, impaired waters and more data.

Watershed Grants
Get the resources you need to get your local water quality improvement effort up and running.
Just starting? Learn about Watershed Planning Grants
Already have a Watershed Management Plan? Think about a Watershed Implementation Grant

Planning for Water Quality
Learn more about Iowa's Nonpoint Source Management Plan

Watershed News

Iowa Watershed Successes
Learn about how Iowans are improving the land for better water quality, including projects to improve trout fishing, to protect mussels, to give new life to well-loved recreational lakes and rivers, and more in our annual booklet, Working for Clean Water.

More Iowa watershed successes from the U.S. EPA