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DNR investigating a boating incident that injured two

DNR investigating a boating incident that injured two

  • 9/7/2020 7:27:00 PM
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CLAYTON COUNTY, Iowa – DNR Conservation Officers responded to a boating incident that left two people injured on around 4:30pm Saturday, September 5, 2020 on the Mississippi River in Clayton County.
Mississippi River walleye length limit changes effective April 1

Mississippi River walleye length limit changes effective April 1

  • 4/1/2020 3:29:00 PM
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Based on overwhelming support received during public meetings in March, Iowa DNR is extending current length limits in Mississippi River Pools 12-20 to now include the entire Mississippi River in Iowa. This change will reflect regulation changes in Minnesota and Wisconsin waters of Pools 9-12.
DNR investigating drowning on Mississippi River

DNR investigating drowning on Mississippi River

  • 3/23/2020 8:46:00 AM
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GUTTENBERG, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a drowning that happened on March 21, around 1:30pm, near the spillway of Lock and Dam #10 on the Mississippi River.
DNR investigating manure spill in Clinton County

DNR investigating manure spill in Clinton County

  • 9/13/2018 12:22:00 PM
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CLINTON – Wednesday, while doing a follow-up check on manure application just north of Clinton, the DNR found manure in a tributary of Silver Creek flowing into Silver Creek and about three miles to the Mississippi River.  
Ice fishing not advised on the upper Mississippi River pools

Ice fishing not advised on the upper Mississippi River pools

  • 12/15/2016 3:52:00 PM
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Unpredictable changes in water levels are occurring on the Upper Mississippi River pools this week due to ice in the Lock and Dam gates at Locks 7, 9 and 10.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to remove the ice frozen on the gates, but water levels could drop as much as 4 feet. 
7 Iowa Fish With Open State Records: How to Catch a Record Fish

7 Iowa Fish With Open State Records: How to Catch a Record Fish

  • 6/9/2015 10:51:00 AM
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Put your name as the first entry in the history books by catching one of these seven fish species we added to the eligible State Record Fish species list in 2013. With no records for these fish currently,you can be the first to set the record! Try these tips to help you catch a record fish.