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DNR state parks making progress with derecho damage

DNR state parks making progress with derecho damage

  • 9/1/2020 1:20:00 PM
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Three weeks after a devastating derecho tore through a large portion of Iowa, and left major damage to residential neighborhoods, farms and cities, state parks across Iowa continue their clean-up efforts.
Alcohol ban in place, hours extended at two Iowa beaches

Alcohol ban in place, hours extended at two Iowa beaches

  • 4/26/2017 3:23:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Department of Natural Resources is reminding the public that an alcohol ban is currently in effect for the beaches at Lake Macbride State Park near Solon in Johnson County and Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area, north of Cedar Rapids.  The ban applies to both the sand area of the beach, a 200-foot buffer of land surrounding the sand, and the designated swimming area adjacent to the beach as marked by buoys or swim lines. This ban allows the DNR to reopen the beaches until 10:30pm.
Pleasant Creek Lake restoration project nearing completion

Pleasant Creek Lake restoration project nearing completion

  • 4/4/2017 12:42:00 PM
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PALO – The restoration of Pleasant Creek Lake, Linn County’s largest and most popular lake, that began last fall is nearly complete. All that remains to be finished is some concrete work and seeding the area.​
Beach Closing at Pleasant Creek State Rec Area

Beach Closing at Pleasant Creek State Rec Area

  • 5/18/2016 4:00:00 PM
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PALO -- The beach at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area is officially closing today until shoreline restoration is completed and the lake refills.
Pleasant Creek Lake Restoration Project Delayed

Pleasant Creek Lake Restoration Project Delayed

  • 11/24/2015 8:12:00 AM
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PALO, Iowa – The lake restoration project at the Pleasant Creek Recreation Area scheduled to begin this winter has been postponed to April 2016 due to an unforeseen problem with the main gate valve in the dam requiring it to be replaced before the project can begin.
Draw Down Begins at Pleasant Creek Lake

Draw Down Begins at Pleasant Creek Lake

  • 8/28/2015 12:00:00 PM
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PALO – A drawdown has begun at the Pleasant Creek Recreation Area located five miles north of Palo in Linn County.