DES MOINES – The DNR is holding public meetings across the state to gather input on proposed water quality standards designated use changes for a fourth batch of select rivers and streams. These changes help protect aquatic life and recreational uses.
For a list of stream designations being revised in the water quality standards, please refer to the list posted at: www.iowadnr.gov/InsideDNR/RegulatoryWater/WaterQualityStandards/DesignatedUses/UseAssessments.aspx
Meetings will be held as follows, listed by town:
Atlantic: Nov. 13, 3 to 6 p.m., Atlantic Rock Island Depot, 102 Chestnut St.
Clear Lake: Nov. 8, 3 to 6 p.m., Clear Lake Community Room, City Hall, 15 N. Sixth St.
Independence: Nov. 28, 3 to 6 p.m., Falcon Civic Center, 1305 Fifth Ave. NE
Spencer: Nov. 5, 3 to 6 p.m., Spencer Public Library, 21 E. Third St.
Washington: Nov. 27, 3 to 6 p.m., Washington Public Library, Nicholas Stoufer Room, 115 W. Washington St.
West Des Moines: Nov. 19, 3 to 6 p.m., West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Parkway
Those not able to attend the meetings may submit written comments or questions through Dec. 10 to: Rochelle Cardinale, DNR, 502 East Ninth St., Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0034; by fax to 515-281-8895; or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.