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Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

  • 5/14/2024 12:25:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds all boaters and anglers to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” their boats and equipment this Memorial Day weekend to protect Iowa lakes and rivers from aquatic hitchhikers.
SLEIS Training on February 21 is Canceled

SLEIS Training on February 21 is Canceled

  • 2/16/2024 12:42:00 PM
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The in-person SLEIS training session scheduled for Wednesday, February 21 at Iowa Western Community College has been canceled due to low registration.
Pre-register for MAC training by Dec. 27 for commercial applications

Pre-register for MAC training by Dec. 27 for commercial applications

  • 12/12/2023 12:16:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- Beginning Jan. 4, 2024, commercial manure applicators can fulfill annual training for manure applicator certification (MAC) requirements at 73 locations in Iowa. Most locations offer training from 9 a.m. to noon, with doors opening at 8:30 a.m.
Fall trout spawn in full swing

Fall trout spawn in full swing

  • 11/14/2023 11:41:00 AM
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Brilliant fall colors are not only found in trees, but also in streams and the Manchester Fish Hatchery. These underwater splashes of color are signs that trout spawning season is in full swing.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

  • 6/20/2023 2:36:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages all boaters and anglers to check for unwanted hitchhikers on their boats and equipment this Fourth of July to help protect Iowa lakes and streams.Aquatic invasive species move from one water body to another by hitchhiking on boats, in bait buckets and on other equipment used in the water. They can create serious problems for Iowa waters and negatively impact the quality of outdoor recreation experiences.“Aquatic invasive species can reduce native speci...
Drought watch in place with below normal rainfall in May

Drought watch in place with below normal rainfall in May

  • 6/8/2023 3:06:00 PM
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DES MOINES - The state of Iowa faced a dry May with only 2.54 inches of rainfall, which is just over half of its normal rainfall for the month. This lack of rainfall has led to deteriorating conditions in soil moisture and stream flows across the state. Southwest Iowa has been hit the hardest with less than two inches of rain, which is only 35 percent of expected May precipitation. As a result, Iowa's Drought Regions have been rated as "Drought Watch", indicating that at least three indicators in the ...
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

  • 5/16/2023 1:50:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds all boaters and anglers to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” their boats and equipment this Memorial Day weekend to protect Iowa lakes and rivers from aquatic hitchhikers.
Water Summary Update: April 2023 - Another dry month

Water Summary Update: April 2023 - Another dry month

  • 5/4/2023 2:25:00 PM
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DES MOINES — Rainfall in April was just over two inches but 1.5 inches below normal for the month. This comes after a drier than normal March. As a result, streamflows are down across much of the state, and conditions are generally deteriorating in the eastern two-thirds of Iowa. While all of the Drought Regions of Iowa are rated as “normal, " downward trends are shown in the state's central, northeastern, and southeastern parts. The US Drought Monitor introduced a small area of moderate drought in so...
Be Sure to Register for MAC Training by Dec. 29 for Commercial

Be Sure to Register for MAC Training by Dec. 29 for Commercial

  • 12/22/2022 2:26:00 PM
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On Jan. 5, commercial manure applicators can fulfill annual training for manure applicator certification (MAC) requirements at 72 locations in Iowa. Most locations offer training from 9 a.m. to noon, with doors opening at 8:30 a.m.
Fall trout spawn in full swing

Fall trout spawn in full swing

  • 11/15/2022 11:49:00 AM
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Hundreds of yellow ovals offset the brown and green coloration of each female brown trout ready to spawn at the Manchester Fish Hatchery. The splashes of color are signs that trout spawning season is in full swing.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

  • 6/21/2022 1:02:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages all boaters and anglers to check for unwanted hitchhikers on their boats and equipment this Fourth of July to help protect Iowa lakes and streams.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

  • 5/17/2022 3:30:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds all boaters and anglers to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” their boats and equipment this Memorial Day weekend to protect Iowa lakes and rivers from aquatic hitchhikers. 
Final community trout pond stocked and ready for anglers to catch trout

Final community trout pond stocked and ready for anglers to catch trout

  • 4/26/2022 1:42:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at North Prairie Lake, in Cedar Falls, as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer. 
Two additional community trout ponds stocked last week

Two additional community trout ponds stocked last week

  • 4/12/2022 3:39:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at Lake Petocka, in Bondurant and Terra Lake, in Johnston, as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer.  
Two additional community trout ponds stocked last week

Two additional community trout ponds stocked last week

  • 2/8/2022 1:17:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at  Moorland Pond (Fort Dodge) and Big Lake (Council Bluffs) as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer. 
Train derailment into Mississippi River near Montrose

Train derailment into Mississippi River near Montrose

  • 11/15/2021 8:17:00 AM
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MONTROSE, IOWA -- At approximately 11:50 PM on November 13, 2021 a train collided with a barge that had been parked along the shore of the Mississippi River near Montrose in Lee County, Iowa. The southbound train operated by BNSF hit the stationary barge, derailing two locomotives and overturning several coal cars between the main line and side track. Several hundred gallons of diesel was released on the ballast material, and was seeping into the Mississippi River from the locomotive fuel tank. A number of coal ca...
MAC training reminder

MAC training reminder

  • 8/13/2021 8:16:00 AM
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If you haven’t already taken annual training for your manure applicator certification, now is the time. Before land application starts, find three ways to complete certification on DNR’s manure applicator certification pages.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

  • 6/23/2021 7:01:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages all boaters and anglers to check for unwanted hitchhikers on their boats and equipment this Fourth of July to help protect Iowa lakes and streams.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

  • 5/18/2021 1:40:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds all boaters and anglers to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” their boats and equipment this Memorial Day weekend to protect Iowa lakes and rivers from aquatic hitchhikers.
Four community trout ponds stocked last week

Four community trout ponds stocked last week

  • 3/23/2021 1:20:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at four community trout ponds as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer. 
Complete MAC training by March 1

Complete MAC training by March 1

  • 1/27/2021 4:02:00 PM
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Commercial manure applicators who missed the Jan. 7 training can still complete training by watching the recording in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offices.
6 tips for soaking up more stormwater in your yard

6 tips for soaking up more stormwater in your yard

  • 4/20/2020 1:44:00 PM
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Not that long ago, Iowa consisted of nearly 80 percent prairie with plants and soil that could easily soak up stormwater with little to no runoff after heavy rains. Today, with drastic changes in land use, things have changed. With so many impervious surfaces (surfaces that shed water, such as roofs and concrete), runoff is forced quickly down storm drains and straight into local water bodies. Here are some ways to soak up more water in your yard to help prevent erosion and flooding in your lawn and home, as well a...
April 16 EASY Air Webinar Cancelled

April 16 EASY Air Webinar Cancelled

  • 4/3/2020 1:56:00 PM
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We regret having to cancel the EASY Air training webinar scheduled for April 16. With the difficult logistics of five presenters working from remote locations, we decided to postpone the training.
Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

  • 2/13/2020 10:21:00 AM
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Confinement site applicators have just under three weeks to take live manure applicator certification training. The last on-site training session is offered Feb. 28.
Build better manure storage systems

Build better manure storage systems

  • 2/13/2020 10:17:00 AM
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Concrete contractors building deep pit barns should plan to attend a DNR training session on concrete design and construction. Six sessions begin next week and are offered throughout the state.
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