Intro: Introduction and Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The 2010 River Dam Inventory
Chapter 3: Dams and River Ecology
Chapter 4: Mitigation Alternatives
Chapter 5: Strategies, Plan of Action, Bibliography, Appendices
A major new revision to our water trails and dams sign manual was released in the Spring of 2010. The old sign manual has been replaced on our Web site, and Iowa Prison Industries has replaced its catalog. The new manual addresses a number of issues, and includes a road wayfinding system that has been vetted and approved by Iowa Department of Transportation. Related, an access mileage/numbering system that will function statewide and simplify road, bridge, and access signage. Details for sign mounting methods are now included, as well as a completely revamped and carefully considered low-head dam sign warning system. The sign manual contains guideline for the standard statewide water trails way-finding and informational signage system.
Low-head Dam Safety Costshare Program:
No application deadline is currently scheduled.
Water Trails Site Planning and Work Crew Assistance Application:
site planning and work crew assistance (Updated: Oct 2011)
The Iowa DNR River Programs is offering an opportunity for site planning and work crew assistance. The next deadline will be Nov. 30, 2011. The crew is designed to help groups with a variety of low-tech projects in Iowa on Designated or In-Progress Water Trails that adhere to naturalistic river and surface trail design principles, or on a site of a low-head dam mitigation project. For questions please contact Luke Wright at Luke.Wright@dnr.iowa.gov.