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Upcoming Workshop - The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater

Upcoming Workshop - The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater

  • 2/14/2019 9:31:00 AM
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Mark your calendars and plan to attend the March 19 session of "The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater."  This workshop is a repeat of the one held in November 2018.  There was so much demand that not all the interested attendees could be accommodated.  If you missed the November workshop, now is your chance to register!
FY 2019 Quarter 4 IUP Update

FY 2019 Quarter 4 IUP Update

  • 1/30/2019 9:42:00 AM
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The fourth quarter update of the fiscal year 2019 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Intended Use Plans (IUPs) are now available for public review and comment.
Water Summary Update: 2018 second only to 1993 in precipitation

Water Summary Update: 2018 second only to 1993 in precipitation

  • 1/10/2019 1:41:00 PM
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DES MOINES — in 2018, Iowa received 45 inches of rainfall – nearly 10 inches more than normal. That puts 2018 second only to 1993 for average statewide precipitation, according to the year-end Water Summary Update.
Wildlife Notes

Wildlife Notes

  • 12/4/2018 3:54:00 PM
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Brief updates on wildlife and hunting news
Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

  • 11/27/2018 11:44:00 AM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa. Anglers are starting to get out for the popular early ice fishing season.
Third Quarter IUP Update

Third Quarter IUP Update

  • 11/8/2018 9:18:00 AM
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The fiscal year 2019 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) Third Quarter Update for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) and the Drinking Water SRF are now available for public review and comment.
New Training Workshop Focuses on Bottom Line for Industrial Stormwater

New Training Workshop Focuses on Bottom Line for Industrial Stormwater

  • 10/25/2018 7:19:00 AM
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Industrial and commercial facilities with "stormwater discharge associated with industrial activity" are required to obtain NPDES permits, known as General Permits #1 and #3.  A new training opportunity has been developed to help those facilities understand their permitting requirements, develop pollution prevention plans, and implement best management practices with the goal of staying in compliance.
Sewer odor at Storm Lake traced; discharge ended

Sewer odor at Storm Lake traced; discharge ended

  • 9/7/2018 1:06:00 PM
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STORM LAKE—Thursday the city of Storm Lake investigated an odor complaint from a storm sewer near King’s Pointe Resort on the northeast side of the lake.
Two Waterloo men charged with illegally killing antlered deer

Two Waterloo men charged with illegally killing antlered deer

  • 8/14/2018 11:47:00 AM
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WATERLOO – On Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:26 a.m., Iowa Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Bureau was contacted by the Waterloo Police Department after they conducted a traffic stop of two males who had illegally killed two antlered deer that were still in velvet.
Water Summary Update: Dry July for parts of Iowa

Water Summary Update: Dry July for parts of Iowa

  • 8/9/2018 1:16:00 PM
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DES MOINES — Parts of Iowa experienced a very dry July, with Des Moines receiving only 0.38 inches of rain for the entire month, according to the latest Water Summary Update.
FY 2019 Q2 IUP Ready for Public Review

FY 2019 Q2 IUP Ready for Public Review

  • 7/27/2018 8:48:00 AM
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The fiscal year 2019 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) Second Quarter Update for the Clean Water SRF and the Drinking Water SRF are now available for public review and comment.
2018 Operation Dry Water results in seven BWI arrests

2018 Operation Dry Water results in seven BWI arrests

  • 7/24/2018 11:10:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officers, park rangers, and seasonal water patrol officers, USFWS, and local county sheriff's deputies participated in the 2018 Operation Dry Water enforcement campaign June 29 through July 1.
DNR law enforcement conducts enforcement at FootFest

DNR law enforcement conducts enforcement at FootFest

  • 7/24/2018 11:07:00 AM
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LANSING, Iowa – Conservation officers and seasonal water patrol officers from the DNR, as well as an officer from the Lansing Police Department, conducted an enforcement project surrounding FootFest in Lansing on July 14.
Girl injured when struck by personal watercraft

Girl injured when struck by personal watercraft

  • 7/8/2018 3:12:00 PM
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CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources law enforcement and Clear Lake Fire and Rescue responded to a crash involving several juveniles on Clear Lake at approximately 8:15 p.m. on July 6.
Maquoketa River Water Trail dedicated this Saturday

Maquoketa River Water Trail dedicated this Saturday

  • 6/12/2018 10:44:00 AM
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The Maquoketa River Water Trail, in Delaware County, will be dedicated as Iowa’s newest official water trail during a public ceremony at noon on June 16, at the gazebo next to the whitewater park, in downtown Manchester.
Wastewater discharge near Carroll stopped

Wastewater discharge near Carroll stopped

  • 6/8/2018 3:52:00 PM
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CARROLL - Wastewater flowed into a drainage ditch on the east side of Carroll Thursday afternoon after a bridge contractor struck a sewer main.
Creston and Southern Iowa Rural Water Association customers advised to boil water

Creston and Southern Iowa Rural Water Association customers advised to boil water

  • 6/1/2018 8:56:00 AM
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CRESTON - A boil advisory has been issued by the Southern Iowa Rural Water Association (SIRWA) and Creston Water Works following issues with the filtration system at the Creston Water Treatment Plant. The SIRWA and Creston Water Works is issuing this drinking water warning to all of their customers.
Try these 5 water trails this spring and summer

Try these 5 water trails this spring and summer

  • 5/29/2018 1:55:00 PM
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If you’re looking to blaze a new trail through Iowa, consider hitting the water for something different. Iowa boasts a number of water trails, which offer a unique perspective on the state.
Fish kill under investigation in Dubuque County

Fish kill under investigation in Dubuque County

  • 5/12/2018 7:47:00 AM
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PEOSTA - The DNR was unable to determine the cause of a fish kill in Whitewater Creek, Dubuque County, that occurred sometime in the first week of May.
Upcoming 2018 Sponsored Project Deadlines ​

Upcoming 2018 Sponsored Project Deadlines ​

  • 5/11/2018 12:36:00 PM
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Communities or wastewater utilities interested in applying for an State Revolving Fund (SRF) Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Project should note the upcoming deadlines:
Water Summary Update: cool and dry April sets records

Water Summary Update: cool and dry April sets records

  • 5/11/2018 8:09:00 AM
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DES MOINES —As most Iowans noticed, this was an unusual start to spring in April, exceptionally cooler and drier than normal. This April was the coldest on record, and the 13th driest on record, according to the latest Water Summary Update.
FY 2019 IUPs Ready for Public Review

FY 2019 IUPs Ready for Public Review

  • 5/1/2018 4:21:00 PM
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The fiscal year 2019 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for the Clean Water SRF and the Drinking Water SRF are now available for public review and comment .
Thinking about Building? Make sure you have water

Thinking about Building? Make sure you have water

  • 3/26/2018 9:05:00 AM
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During 2002 producers worried about having enough water because of drought. But having enough water for livestock and poultry is an everyday concern, especially if you are thinking about building or expanding an animal feeding operation. If construction is on your mind, the time to think about water supplies is now. Save headaches and money by verifying an adequate water source before you build.
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