Official State of Iowa Website Here is how you know

Search for a News Release


Press/Media inquiries: PIO@dnr.iowa.gov


DNR News Releases

Archive by tag: waterReturn
RSS
After years of cloudy conditions, the Trout Run project is aiming for a brighter future for an essential water source in northeast Iowa.

After years of cloudy conditions, the Trout Run project is aiming for a brighter future for an essential water source in northeast Iowa.

  • 5/23/2024 8:12:00 AM
  • View Count 1390
A new phase of watershed project work has begun in Decorah with the approval of the Trout Run Watershed Plan. The Trout Run and Siewers Spring project, funded by EPA Section 319 grants, is a collaboration between the DNR 319 Program and DNR Fisheries. The project aims to provide increased technical assistance and cost-share for soil health and water quality practices for farmers and landowners in the watershed.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

  • 5/14/2024 12:25:00 PM
  • View Count 1744
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.
Wastewater Bypass City of Fontanelle to Middle Nodaway River

Wastewater Bypass City of Fontanelle to Middle Nodaway River

  • 5/7/2024 1:24:00 PM
  • View Count 1348
ADAIR COUNTY—Heavy precipitation is causing a bypass of untreated wastewater from the City of Fontanelle. It is flowing from the lift station located at Washington and Main Streets in town to an unnamed tributary which runs over a mile before reaching the Middle Nodaway River.
Drought conditions continue during record streak

Drought conditions continue during record streak

  • 12/21/2023 2:10:00 PM
  • View Count 5353
DES MOINES - The current drought is the longest in Iowa since the 1950s, with abnormally dry and drought conditions extending into the 188th week in a row, according to the latest data available.
Greenfield wastewater leak near Middle Nodaway River

Greenfield wastewater leak near Middle Nodaway River

  • 10/23/2023 7:18:00 AM
  • View Count 4163
GREENFIELD -- On Friday, Oct. 20, a sewer line break caused untreated wastewater to reach an unnamed tributary of the Middle Nodaway River north of 230th Street/North Townline Road on the north edge of Greenfield. Residents should keep children and pets away from the unnamed tributary at 230th Street north to the confluence of the Middle Nodaway River.
Drought conditions worsen – but recent rain will help

Drought conditions worsen – but recent rain will help

  • 9/21/2023 2:35:00 PM
  • View Count 4246
DES MOINES -- Drought conditions across eastern Iowa continue to worsen, according the latest Water Summary Update. The National Drought Mitigation Center’s Sept. 21 U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) released this morning shows areas of Exceptional Drought (D4) for the first time since the fall of 2012. 
Water Summary Update: Drought conditions worsen in eastern Iowa

Water Summary Update: Drought conditions worsen in eastern Iowa

  • 9/7/2023 3:08:00 PM
  • View Count 3347
DES MOINES - August saw another below normal rainfall month in Iowa, with preliminary data showing that the state received 3.25 inches of rain, 0.88 inches below normal. This marks the sixth month in a row of less than normal rainfall.
Iowa’s teal-only hunting season opens Sept. 1

Iowa’s teal-only hunting season opens Sept. 1

  • 8/29/2023 2:02:00 PM
  • View Count 3825
Iowa’s 16-day teal only hunting season begins statewide Sept. 1, offering hunters an opportunity to enjoy Iowa’s wetlands and shallow lakes during the mild late summer weather.
Invasive aquatic plants confirmed at West Okoboji Lake

Invasive aquatic plants confirmed at West Okoboji Lake

  • 8/9/2023 7:28:00 AM
  • View Count 3452
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently discovered Eurasian watermilfoil growing throughout the canals near Miller’s Bay and The Harbor canals on West Okoboji Lake in Dickinson County. Brittle naiad was also found in the Triboji lagoon. No Eurasian watermilfoil or brittle naiad was found in the main lake of West Okoboji or the other lakes in the Iowa Great Lakes chain.
Water Summary Update: July 2023 - Drought conditions intensify after another dry month

Water Summary Update: July 2023 - Drought conditions intensify after another dry month

  • 8/3/2023 2:54:00 PM
  • View Count 3340
DES MOINES - The month of July ended in dry conditions, with Iowa receiving 3.10 inches of rain, more than an inch below normal. This marks the fifth month in a row of less than normal rainfall. According to the Iowa Drought Plan, 4 of the 5 regions of the state are in “drought watch”. The US Drought Monitor shows that nearly all of Iowa faces some dryness or drought, with over half the state facing moderate drought conditions.
Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

  • 8/1/2023 12:15:00 PM
  • View Count 2854
A healthy pond needs aquatic plants, but too many can upset a fishing pond’s balance and become a nuisance. Many pond owners struggle with how to control the amount of aquatic plants, without completely removing all of them, so they can enjoy their pond.
Learn to Hunt program opens registration for youth waterfowl workshop

Learn to Hunt program opens registration for youth waterfowl workshop

  • 7/25/2023 11:55:00 AM
  • View Count 2738
Polk City, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a program to teach skills needed to hunt, field dress and cook waterfowl to youth who have little to no waterfowl hunting experience on Aug. 26, at the Olofson Shooting Range, near Polk City.
Lake Keomah State Park restoration being planned

Lake Keomah State Park restoration being planned

  • 7/25/2023 11:48:00 AM
  • View Count 2916
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.
Cedar River Water Trail in Mitchell County dedicated June 29

Cedar River Water Trail in Mitchell County dedicated June 29

  • 6/27/2023 4:39:00 PM
  • View Count 2467
The Cedar River Water Trail, in Mitchell County, will be officially dedicated as Iowa’s newest water trail during a public ceremony at 10 a.m., June 29, at Bennett Access along the Cedar River, near Osage.
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
  • View Count 2961
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.
Operation Dry Water starts July 1

Operation Dry Water starts July 1

  • 6/20/2023 2:33:00 PM
  • View Count 4046
DES MOINES - A group of state, federal and local law enforcement agencies will partner to focus enforcement of Iowa’s boating while intoxicated law as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign to draw public attention to the hazards of boating under the influence.
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
  • View Count 3177
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 ...
Page 1 of 11 FirstPrevious [1]