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DNR investigates tree and fire vandalism at Big Creek State Park

DNR investigates tree and fire vandalism at Big Creek State Park

  • 3/26/2024 11:46:00 AM
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POLK CITY, IA – On March 15 around 10:30 p.m. several local law enforcement agencies were called to Big Creek State Park to extinguish an illegal bonfire at the east boat ramp, which was allegedly set by a party of youths. When officials arrived on scene, the youths dispersed. No arrests have been made.
Oil spill in Glenwood reaches Keg Creek

Oil spill in Glenwood reaches Keg Creek

  • 2/15/2024 1:45:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating an oil spill at Keg Creek in Mills County. 
DNR postponing trout stockings in Mason City and Sioux City

DNR postponing trout stockings in Mason City and Sioux City

  • 1/9/2024 3:33:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is postponing the trout stockings scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 13 at Blue Pit, Mason City, and Bacon Creek Lake, Sioux City, due to unsafe ice conditions.
Brook trout thrive at South Pine Creek wildlife area

Brook trout thrive at South Pine Creek wildlife area

  • 8/29/2023 2:08:00 PM
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The brook trout in South Pine Creek might be the most well-known of the trout species in the Hawkeye State. And for good reason. This strain has been confirmed through two genetic assessments as unique to Iowa.
Riverton Wildlife Area wetland pumping delayed

Riverton Wildlife Area wetland pumping delayed

  • 8/18/2023 2:43:00 PM
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Riverton, Iowa- A delay in the delivery of the precast concrete and new metal screw gate required to replace the failing Spring Creek outlet at the Riverton Wildlife Area will impact the ability for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to pump water on to the main marsh, north of county road J46.
Big Creek Wildlife Area is hidden in plain sight

Big Creek Wildlife Area is hidden in plain sight

  • 8/9/2023 7:30:00 AM
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Often overlooked for its similarly named state park or mistaken for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sprawling Saylorville Wildlife Area, Big Creek Wildlife Area is roughly 3,100-acre, one stop outdoor shop just 10 minutes from Ankeny.
Crane Creek fish kill under investigation

Crane Creek fish kill under investigation

  • 6/8/2023 3:08:00 PM
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READYN - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was notified on June 7 of a fish kill in Crane Creek, southwest of Readyn in Bremer County.
Summer heat causes Otter Creek tributary fish kill

Summer heat causes Otter Creek tributary fish kill

  • 6/5/2023 4:14:00 PM
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OELWEIN - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) investigated reports of dead fish in the unnamed tributary to Otter Creek that flows through Oelwein in Fayette County.
Avoid Contact with Perry Creek South of Hinton in Plymouth County

Avoid Contact with Perry Creek South of Hinton in Plymouth County

  • 6/2/2023 4:46:00 PM
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DES MOINES--Downstream users of Perry Creek west of Hinton in Plymouth County should avoid contact with the water, including recreation, and water for livestock after a manure discharge from a 3,000-head cattle facility flowed into the creek.
Fish Kill in Hampton Under Investigation

Fish Kill in Hampton Under Investigation

  • 6/2/2023 10:45:00 AM
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DES MOINES--DNR officials are asking for the public's help in determining the cause of a fish kill yesterday along Squaw Creek in the Franklin County town of Hampton.
DNR responds to manure discharge into Battle Creek

DNR responds to manure discharge into Battle Creek

  • 4/3/2023 5:22:00 PM
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Staff with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Field Office 3 are investigating a manure discharge from the Kim Conover cattle feedlot three miles south of Holstein in Ida County. 
Landfill water discharge reported in Fort Dodge

Landfill water discharge reported in Fort Dodge

  • 3/17/2023 4:11:00 PM
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The North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency in Fort Dodge has reported that contaminated water from a landfill discharged into Gypsum Creek. 
Restoration efforts bring life back to Mill Creek

Restoration efforts bring life back to Mill Creek

  • 11/4/2022 4:29:00 PM
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DES MOINES — Once squeezed between two tall embankments, Mill Creek inside of the Big Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area now has room to meander and expand — and more space to fish.      
Diverse, untamed landscapes make Clear Creek one wild place

Diverse, untamed landscapes make Clear Creek one wild place

  • 10/11/2022 11:57:00 AM
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Golden Ridge Road winds through the valley in scenery-rich Allamakee County, leading to Clear Creek Wildlife Area; a 950-acre public area that is a mix of timbered hills, a fen and a cold-water trout stream that are linked by three connected parcels.
DNR investigating feedlot runoff south of Carroll

DNR investigating feedlot runoff south of Carroll

  • 6/13/2022 7:42:00 AM
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WILLEY—Today, DNR followed up on an anonymous tip received Thursday night indicating manure was discharging from the Wendl Feedlot about 6.5 miles south of Carroll.
Iowa DNR County Creek Sign Grant Program announced

Iowa DNR County Creek Sign Grant Program announced

  • 5/12/2022 11:30:00 AM
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DES MOINES—Conservation and natural resource groups interested in building awareness of Iowa’s creeks and watersheds can now apply for grants to put up signage. 
Small wastewater discharge to Council Bluffs creek

Small wastewater discharge to Council Bluffs creek

  • 5/5/2022 8:17:00 AM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS—Wednesday morning a plugged sewer line at the Conagra Brands facility in Council Bluffs caused wastewater to overflow, eventually reaching Mosquito Creek.
Community trout pond stockings unannounced this winter and spring

Community trout pond stockings unannounced this winter and spring

  • 1/25/2022 3:48:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at three community trout ponds as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer.  
Lansing Village Creek boat ramp dredging delayed until Oct. 1

Lansing Village Creek boat ramp dredging delayed until Oct. 1

  • 9/28/2021 1:41:00 PM
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Lansing, Iowa – Lansing Village Creek boat channel dredging scheduled to begin Sept. 15 has been delayed to Oct. 1, and is expected to continue through Nov. 1. The boat ramp will remain open, but space will be limited. 
Portions of Otter Creek Marsh temporarily closed after aerial spraying

Portions of Otter Creek Marsh temporarily closed after aerial spraying

  • 8/30/2021 2:22:00 PM
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TAMA/TOLEDO, Iowa - Hunter access to Otter Creek Marsh will be restricted to only segments - segments four and six on the southeast side of the wildlife area - through 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 1, to comply with the 48 hour no entry restriction required after the other huntable sections of the marsh were chemically treated. Segments four and six are currently holding the most water on the complex.
DNR investigating fish kill in Ames

DNR investigating fish kill in Ames

  • 7/9/2021 10:20:00 AM
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AMES, Iowa – DNR staff investigated a fish kill along Ioway Creek in Ames, Thursday, July 8 after a passerby noticed dead fish mid-morning and called the DNR.
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