Search for a News Release

Press/Media inquiries: PIO@dnr.iowa.gov


DNR News Releases
Archive by tag: MissouriReturn
RSS
Officials seek public’s assistance regarding Missouri River fatality

Officials seek public’s assistance regarding Missouri River fatality

  • 6/8/2022 10:42:00 AM
  • View Count 524
MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement Bureau is requesting the public’s assistance for information regarding the activities involving the 30-foot red and white Scarab boat with an Oklahoma registration that was involved in the Memorial Day weekend fatality on the Missouri River.
Boaters in Western Iowa urged to use caution due to low water conditions

Boaters in Western Iowa urged to use caution due to low water conditions

  • 5/24/2022 3:27:00 PM
  • View Count 359
Water levels in oxbow lakes adjacent to the Missouri River are lower than normal going into the summer due to consecutive years of abnormally dry conditions in western Iowa and historic low flows in the Missouri River this past winter. Access to these lakes may be compromised.
Wilson Island to remain closed through 2020

Wilson Island to remain closed through 2020

  • 7/28/2020 12:39:00 PM
  • View Count 1486
MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa - Wilson Island State Recreation area will remain closed through 2020 while the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to outline the cleanup and repair plan for the popular public area, north of Council Bluffs. 
Wastewater released in Council Bluffs

Wastewater released in Council Bluffs

  • 6/23/2020 4:49:00 PM
  • View Count 917
COUNCIL BLUFFS—The city of Council Bluffs requested permission to release untreated wastewater to the Missouri River after discovering problems with a sewer line this morning.
Missouri River group to meet October 24 in Sioux City

Missouri River group to meet October 24 in Sioux City

  • 10/11/2018 3:30:00 PM
  • View Count 1995
SIOUX CITY - The State Interagency Missouri River Authority (SIMRA) will hear about precipitation trends, navigation updates, fish management strategies and more at its Oct. 24 meeting in Sioux City.
Public meeting to discuss Missouri River Fish Management Office

Public meeting to discuss Missouri River Fish Management Office

  • 9/5/2018 2:44:00 PM
  • View Count 2209
ONAWA, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting at 6:00 p.m., Sept. 11, at the Lewis & Clark State Park Visitor Center, to discuss plans for the Missouri River Fish Management Office.
Ringgold Wildlife Area touts prairie, timber, ponds

Ringgold Wildlife Area touts prairie, timber, ponds

  • 9/4/2018 1:16:00 PM
  • View Count 4227
The Ringgold Wildlife Area, south of Mount Ayr on the Missouri border, is 2,600 acres of prairie, timber, oak savannas and floodplains with a handful of fishable ponds mixed in.
Missouri and Big Sioux rivers paddlefish fishing season opens Feb. 4

Missouri and Big Sioux rivers paddlefish fishing season opens Feb. 4

  • 1/23/2018 12:49:00 PM
  • View Count 2964
The paddlefish fishing season is open from sunrise to sunset from Feb. 4 to April 30 on the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers. Anglers fishing for paddlefish must have a valid Iowa fishing license, along with a special paddlefish license and unused transportation tag(s).
Wastewater discharge in Council Bluffs

Wastewater discharge in Council Bluffs

  • 10/26/2017 8:19:00 AM
  • View Count 2564
COUNCIL BLUFFS – Late Wednesday afternoon DNR received a report from the city of Council Bluffs that untreated wastewater had discharged into Indian Creek and then into the Missouri River near Gifford Road in Council Bluffs.
Missouri River group to meet June 13 in Mills County

Missouri River group to meet June 13 in Mills County

  • 5/25/2017 1:38:00 PM
  • View Count 2392
MALVERN–The Iowa watershed approach, providing nearly $100 million to improve rural watersheds, is the focus of the June 13 meeting of the State Interagency Missouri River Authority (SIMRA).
Missouri River group to meet Nov. 18 in Des Moines

Missouri River group to meet Nov. 18 in Des Moines

  • 11/3/2016 2:17:00 PM
  • View Count 7972
DES MOINES– Floodplain mapping and watershed planning will be discussed at a meeting of the State Interagency Missouri River Authority (SIMRA) Nov. 18 in Des Moines.
Gov. Branstad to Attend Missouri River Meeting

Gov. Branstad to Attend Missouri River Meeting

  • 6/17/2016 3:26:00 PM
  • View Count 3127
ONAWA – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will be a special attendee of the next State Interagency Missouri River Authority (SIMRA) meeting on Wednesday, June 22nd.