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Federal Clean Water Act celebrates 50 year anniversary

Federal Clean Water Act celebrates 50 year anniversary

  • 10/13/2022 1:53:00 PM
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The Clean Water Act, created and passed in response to a nationwide movement advocating for the improvement and restoration of the country’s waters, is celebrating 50 years October 18, 2022.
Iowa DNR hiring seasonal water patrol officers

Iowa DNR hiring seasonal water patrol officers

  • 10/11/2022 12:09:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking applicants to fill the position of seasonal water patrol officer at several lakes and rivers across the state.
Water Summary Update: Water Year ends on a downward trend

Water Summary Update: Water Year ends on a downward trend

  • 10/6/2022 2:53:00 PM
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DES MOINES - After yet another month of below normal precipitation across the state, the water year ended with deteriorating conditions across Iowa, according to the latest Water Summary Update.
Duck season begins Oct. 1 in Iowa’s north zone

Duck season begins Oct. 1 in Iowa’s north zone

  • 9/30/2022 2:31:00 PM
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Waterfowlers have waited all year for this: for the next three weekends in Iowa, there will be an opening day for duck and goose hunting. The north zone opens on Oct. 1, the central zone opens on Oct. 8 and the south zone opens on Oct. 15. Each zone is open seven days, then close for seven days, before re-opening.
It's NOT a Rattlesnake!

It's NOT a Rattlesnake!

  • 9/23/2022 4:56:00 PM
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Rattlesnakes can be scary. They have fangs and venom and can potentially kill or maim you if startled or threatened. Rattlesnakes are very uncommon in Iowa with the Timber Rattlesnake being the most widespread species.
Wastewater released near Carter Lake

Wastewater released near Carter Lake

  • 9/1/2022 11:10:00 AM
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CARTER LAKE, IOWA – Authorities advise that people and pets should avoid a stormwater retention pond area between Shoreline Golf Course and Lakeside Estates Trailer Home Park in Carter Lake due to a sewage spill.
Learn to Hunt program opens registration for waterfowl course

Learn to Hunt program opens registration for waterfowl course

  • 8/9/2022 2:26:00 PM
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DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a program to teach skills needed to hunt, field dress and cook waterfowl to adults who have little to no waterfowl hunting experience.
Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

  • 8/2/2022 12:15:00 PM
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A healthy pond needs aquatic plants, but too many can upset a fishing pond’s balance and become a nuisance. Many pond owners struggle with how to control the amount of aquatic plants, without completely removing all of them, so they can enjoy their pond.
Learn to Hunt program opens registration for youth waterfowl workshop

Learn to Hunt program opens registration for youth waterfowl workshop

  • 8/2/2022 12:11:00 PM
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DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a program to teach skills needed to hunt, field dress and cook waterfowl to youth who have little to no waterfowl hunting experience on Aug. 27, at the Olofson Shooting Range, near Polk City.
Operation Dry Water starts July 2

Operation Dry Water starts July 2

  • 6/21/2022 12:51:00 PM
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DES MOINES - A group of state, federal and local law enforcement agencies will partner to focus enforcement of Iowa’s boating while intoxicated law as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign to draw public attention to the hazards of boating under the influence.
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.
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
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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.
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. 
Popular central Iowa paddling destination closed

Popular central Iowa paddling destination closed

  • 5/10/2022 1:52:00 PM
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This week’s warm weather is perfect for paddlers to get out on rivers. Water recreationists should be aware of bridge construction projects across Iowa.
National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27: Three tips to make boating safer this season

National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27: Three tips to make boating safer this season

  • 5/10/2022 1:50:00 PM
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The nation’s largest recreational boating safety event of the year, National Safe Boating Week, is May 21–27, serves as a reminder to boaters to keep safety front and center all season long. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers three tips for boaters to be safety heroes on the water.
DNR monitoring for avian influenza in wild birds

DNR monitoring for avian influenza in wild birds

  • 4/8/2022 9:15:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and its federal partners are working together to monitor for the presence of avian influenza in Iowa’s wild birds.
Water Summary Update: Drought conditions improve with March rainfall

Water Summary Update: Drought conditions improve with March rainfall

  • 4/7/2022 11:57:00 AM
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DES MOINES — Precipitation for March averaged 2.67 inches, almost a half inch above normal. This above-normal rainfall helped to improve drought conditions across many areas of the state, especially in the southern and eastern parts of Iowa, according to the latest Water Summary Update. 
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