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Diesel spill reaches Middle Nodaway River

Diesel spill reaches Middle Nodaway River

  • 3/8/2024 11:14:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a diesel spill on the Middle Nodaway River in Adair County.
Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

  • 12/12/2023 11:59:00 AM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds across the northern two-thirds of Iowa. Anglers are ready to get out for the popular early ice fishing season.
Guttenberg south boat ramps close November 27

Guttenberg south boat ramps close November 27

  • 11/14/2023 11:51:00 AM
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The Guttenberg south public boat ramps will be closed from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, for repairs due to extreme low water levels on the Mississippi River.
Iowa’s furharvest season began Nov. 4

Iowa’s furharvest season began Nov. 4

  • 11/7/2023 11:54:00 AM
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Iowa trappers can expect to find good numbers of furbearers statewide during the 2023-24 season, that began on Nov. 4.
Manure clean-up underway in tributary of North Raccoon River

Manure clean-up underway in tributary of North Raccoon River

  • 9/1/2023 3:44:00 PM
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COOPER (Greene County) - The DNR has identified the source of the manure release in an unnamed tributary of the North Raccoon River to the Crosman Land and Livestock confinement facility, located north of the town of Cooper in Greene County.
Spill in tributary of North Raccoon River

Spill in tributary of North Raccoon River

  • 8/22/2023 6:52:00 AM
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COOPER - The morning of Monday, August 21st, the Iowa DNR Atlantic Field Office was notified of discolored water in an unnamed tributary of the North Raccoon River, approximately two miles east of the City of Cooper in Greene County. According to the caller, the discolored water was first observed on the evening of Friday, August 18, 2023.
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.
Public meeting to discuss removing Steamboat Rock Dam on Iowa River

Public meeting to discuss removing Steamboat Rock Dam on Iowa River

  • 7/5/2023 12:14:00 PM
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STEAMBOAT ROCK - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Hardin County Conservation, the City of Steamboat Rock, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m., July 13, at the Iowa River Conservation Club Building near Pine Ridge Park.
Cedar River Water Trail in Mitchell County dedicated June 29

Cedar River Water Trail in Mitchell County dedicated June 29

  • 6/27/2023 4:39:00 PM
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The Cedar River Water Trail, in Mitchell County, will be officially dedicated as Iowa’s newest water trail during a public ceremony at 10 a.m., June 29, at Bennett Access along the Cedar River, near Osage.
Maquoketa & North Fork Maquoketa Water Trail dedicated May 31

Maquoketa & North Fork Maquoketa Water Trail dedicated May 31

  • 5/16/2023 1:58:00 PM
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The Maquoketa & North Fork Maquoketa Water Trail, in Jackson County, will be officially dedicated as Iowa’s newest water trail during a public ceremony at 10 a.m., May 31, at Canton County Park along the Maquoketa River, in western Jackson County.
Safety tips for river recreation this summer

Safety tips for river recreation this summer

  • 5/16/2023 1:52:00 PM
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Iowa rivers will soon be busy with paddlers, swimmers, and people wading to search for fossils, rocks and driftwood or to clean up litter or explore a sandbar.
River Users Should Avoid Area Near Adel Wastewater Facility

River Users Should Avoid Area Near Adel Wastewater Facility

  • 5/16/2023 12:24:00 PM
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ADEL--Persons recreating on the North Racoon River should avoid an area immediately below the Adel Wastewater Treatment Facility where a pool of partially treated waste has collected after a release on Monday.
Public invited to field day highlighting forest management

Public invited to field day highlighting forest management

  • 4/4/2023 11:47:00 AM
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FAYETTE, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Iowa State University Extension will be showcasing various forestry practices at Volga River State Recreation Area as part of a public field day on May 16.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning, Iowa River Wildlife Unit

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning, Iowa River Wildlife Unit

  • 3/30/2023 1:45:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Iowa River Wildlife Unit, and by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in Cedar, Linn, Johnson, Benton, Iowa, Tama, and Mahaska counties.
Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

  • 12/6/2022 9:10:00 PM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds across the northern two-thirds of Iowa. Anglers are ready to get out for the popular early ice fishing season.
The Walter House

The Walter House

  • 10/25/2022 11:35:00 AM
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Quasqueton-native Lowell and Agnes Walter wanted to build a house for their retirement overlooking the Wapsipinicon River, near his hometown. The Des Moines couple owned Iowa Road Building Company in Des Moines and a farm management business in Buchanan County that amassed around 5,000 acres.
Fuel Spill in West Nodaway River, Cass County

Fuel Spill in West Nodaway River, Cass County

  • 9/12/2022 10:00:00 AM
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CASS COUNTY, IOWA-- On Thursday, Sept. 8, the Iowa DNR was notified that a crane overturned into the West Nodaway River approximately 2-3 miles northeast of Massena in Cass County. It was initially reported that approximately 20 gallons of diesel and engine fuel from the crane were spilled.
Charges filed in May 29 Missouri River boating fatality

Charges filed in May 29 Missouri River boating fatality

  • 8/23/2022 11:56:00 AM
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LOGAN - The Harrison County Attorney’s Office has charged Garret Vanderheiden, 22, of Fremont, Neb., on Aug. 22, with involuntary manslaughter, a class D felony, and boating while intoxicated – first offense, a serious misdemeanor, for the boating incident on May 29, that resulted in the death of Emma Olsen, 20, of Omaha.
Wastewater overflow in Carroll

Wastewater overflow in Carroll

  • 6/20/2022 4:03:00 PM
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CARROLL—Untreated wastewater overflowed from a manhole near St. Anthony Regional Hospital on the southeast side of Carroll Monday morning.
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
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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.
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