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Lake Keomah State Park restoration being planned

Lake Keomah State Park restoration being planned

  • 7/25/2023 11:48:00 AM
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OSKALOOSA – Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other project partners are planning a lake restoration project at Lake Keomah State Park to improve water quality and recreational opportunities.
Major restoration effort to improve Black Hawk Lake nearing completion

Major restoration effort to improve Black Hawk Lake nearing completion

  • 6/20/2023 2:38:00 PM
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LAKE VIEW – A second and final season of dredging on Black Hawk Lake, located in Sac County, is scheduled to end the week of June 18th. An additional two to three weeks of site clean-up and contractor demobilization will follow the dredging work.
Environmental Protection Commission to meet in Emmetsburg

Environmental Protection Commission to meet in Emmetsburg

  • 5/11/2023 6:58:00 AM
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DES MOINES— The Environmental Protection Commission will meet in Emmetsburg, Iowa to tour the Iowa Lakes Regional Water, Osgood Water Treatment Plant and Lost Island Lake on Monday, May 15.
Major restoration effort to improve Black Hawk Lake water quality

Major restoration effort to improve Black Hawk Lake water quality

  • 4/5/2023 9:13:00 AM
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DES MOINES – A second and final season of dredging on Black Hawk Lake, located in Sac County, will start this week and is scheduled to end in early June. An additional two to three weeks of site clean-up and contractor demobilization will follow the dredging work.
DNR releases Iowa Drought Plan

DNR releases Iowa Drought Plan

  • 3/9/2023 12:47:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has finalized a drought plan for use by local, county, state agencies and governments in the event of droughts in the state.
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.
Shoreline stabilization project underway at Silver Lake

Shoreline stabilization project underway at Silver Lake

  • 3/24/2022 1:42:00 PM
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LAKE PARK, Iowa - Work is underway on a shoreline stabilization project on the northwest section of Silver Lake, in Dickinson County, that is part of a water quality improvement project for the 1,032-acre natural lake. Due to the nature of the project, the contractor has temporarily closed the northwest access road.
DNR releases latest draft of 303d impaired waters list

DNR releases latest draft of 303d impaired waters list

  • 2/21/2022 4:11:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the newly released draft impaired waters list. Data released by the Iowa DNR today shows 48 impairments are recommended to be removed from the 2020 303d impairment list, once the removals are approved by the EPA.
Chapter 61 Rule Making: Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Chapter 61 Rule Making: Section 401 Water Quality Certification

  • 7/22/2021 3:34:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Environmental Protection Commission has amended Chapter 61 to streamline and clarify the process of obtaining Section 401 Water Quality Certification (certification) of federal permits and licenses.
DNR accepting input on Chapter 61 water quality rulemaking

DNR accepting input on Chapter 61 water quality rulemaking

  • 3/11/2021 3:02:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Environmental Protection Commission is proposing to amend Chapter 61 to streamline the process by which the Iowa Department of Natural Resources certifies that each United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) nationwide or regional Federal Water Pollution Control Act Section 404 permit (Corps’ nationwide or regional permit) meets Iowa’s water quality standards.
DNR releases latest draft of 303d impaired waters list

DNR releases latest draft of 303d impaired waters list

  • 12/1/2020 4:23:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the newly released draft impaired waters list. Data released by the Iowa DNR today shows 99 impairments are recommended to be removed from the 303d impairment list, once approved by the EPA.
Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Shows Record Conservation Engagement by Iowans

Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Shows Record Conservation Engagement by Iowans

  • 7/2/2020 3:40:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa (July 1, 2020) – The 2018-2019 Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (INRS) annual report was released today by Iowa State University, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The findings reveal increased farmer, landowner and community engagement, use of conservation practices, and funding invested in soil health and water quality projects.
Meetings to discuss statewide lake bacteria water quality improvement plan

Meetings to discuss statewide lake bacteria water quality improvement plan

  • 3/5/2020 2:14:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Iowans interested in the results of a DNR study to improve water quality in lake environments for bacteria can attend one of three meetings across the state Mar. 18, Mar. 24, and Apr. 1. Citizens are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to improve the lakes to the meeting for discussion.
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