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Viking Lake still recovering from 2019 drawdown

Viking Lake still recovering from 2019 drawdown

  • 3/16/2021 1:54:00 PM
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The water level at Viking Lake was lowered eight feet during the summer of 2019 to improve the fish population. Now a year and a half later, the lake’s water level has yet to return to normal levels.
Southwest Iowa will be home to 14 new trumpeter swans on May 9 and 10

Southwest Iowa will be home to 14 new trumpeter swans on May 9 and 10

  • 4/16/2019 2:53:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release 14 trumpeter swans at three locations in southwest Iowa as part of the effort to create a self-sustaining population of swans south of Interstate 80. All releases will occur rain or shine.
Public meeting to discuss Viking Lake water level draw-down

Public meeting to discuss Viking Lake water level draw-down

  • 3/19/2019 11:57:00 AM
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Stanton – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting at 7 p.m., April 2, at the Viking Lake concession building, to discuss plans to lower the water level at Viking Lake, in Montgomery County to improve the fish population in the lake.
Southwest Iowa will be home to eight new trumpeter swans on May 10 and 11

Southwest Iowa will be home to eight new trumpeter swans on May 10 and 11

  • 4/24/2018 12:21:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release eight trumpeter swans at three locations in southwest Iowa as part of the effort to create a self-sustaining population of swans south of Interstate 80. All releases will occur rain or shine.
Six Iowa state parks to host University of Iowa wildlife camps

Six Iowa state parks to host University of Iowa wildlife camps

  • 3/7/2017 12:11:00 PM
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This summer, six Iowa state parks will host University of Iowa Wildlife Camps for families living near the parks. The popular conservation education day camp program will be offered at Maquoketa Caves, Mines of Spain, George Wyth, Springbrook, Viking Lake and Ledges state parks.
Viking Lake Work Has Lasting Effect on Fishing, Water Quality

Viking Lake Work Has Lasting Effect on Fishing, Water Quality

  • 3/6/2015 6:35:00 AM
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Once so thick with algae that the water looked more like green paint than water, southwest Iowa’s Viking Lake has been on the up and up since a major watershed improvement there wrapped up in 2009.Five years of monitoring Viking Lake in southwest Iowa reveals the lake is clean enough to be removed from the list of Iowa impaired waters for algae growth.