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Iowa Finance Authority and DNR announce Hometown Pride Water Tower Contest

Iowa Finance Authority and DNR announce Hometown Pride Water Tower Contest

  • 10/14/2021 4:15:00 PM
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DES MOINES–The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources today announced a water tower contest that challenges Iowa communities to show off their hometown pride in a short video for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind water tower design by Iowa artist Laura Palmer as well as design installation. The contest is in recognition of the importance of water quality and the State Revolving Fund’s efforts to assist nearly 700 communities in financing water quality improvements.
Waterfowl refuge at Hawkeye Wildlife Area closed until mid-December

Waterfowl refuge at Hawkeye Wildlife Area closed until mid-December

  • 9/28/2021 9:36:00 PM
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SWISHER, Iowa - The waterfowl refuge at the Hawkeye Wildlife Area is currently closed to hunting all species to allow waterfowl and other birds a place to rest during the fall migration. The refuge closed Sept. 24, and will reopen to hunting mid-December.
Learn to Hunt program opens registration for youth waterfowl workshop

Learn to Hunt program opens registration for youth waterfowl workshop

  • 7/28/2021 11:44:00 AM
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DES MOINES - 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. 28, at the Olofson Shooting Range, near Polk City.
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.
Water Summary Update: Some rain in June, but drought spreads

Water Summary Update: Some rain in June, but drought spreads

  • 7/8/2021 11:45:00 AM
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DES MOINES — The month of June saw 3.31 inches of rain in Iowa, almost two inches less than normal. The lower than normal rainfall, combined with warmer than normal temperatures, resulted in an expansion of drought conditions across the state.
Safety a main focus this Fourth of July holiday weekend

Safety a main focus this Fourth of July holiday weekend

  • 6/30/2021 1:16:00 PM
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DES MOINES – State and local law enforcement agencies will be focusing safety this Fourth of July holiday weekend as thousands are expected to travel across the state and recreate on Iowa’s natural resources.
Water safety heading into the warm Fourth of July weekend

Water safety heading into the warm Fourth of July weekend

  • 6/29/2021 1:20:00 PM
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JOHNSTON, Iowa – The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Polk County Health Department, Iowa State Patrol and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be available on Wednesday, June 30 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lakeview Boat Ramp, located off NW Beaver Drive to provide water safety tips for Iowans heading into the Fourth of July weekend.
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.
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.
Proposed Boone River water trail extension topic of Feb. 10 virtual public meeting

Proposed Boone River water trail extension topic of Feb. 10 virtual public meeting

  • 2/2/2021 1:22:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Boone River Watershed Management Authority are hosting a virtual public meeting on Feb. 10, at 6 p.m., to discuss a proposal to extend the Boone River Water Trail from its current position in Webster City north to the Wright-Hancock County line.
Water Summary Update: drought remains following a dry 2020

Water Summary Update: drought remains following a dry 2020

  • 1/14/2021 1:39:00 PM
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DES MOINES — Drought and abnormally dry conditions remain across Iowa with drought boundaries remaining status quo, following a 2020 that ranked as the 36th driest year on record in Iowa, according to the latest Water Summary Update.

USGS Media Advisory: Study of Asian Carp Deterrent Begins in January

  • 1/12/2021 11:23:00 AM
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Scientists, engineers and contractors are scheduled to begin installing a temporary, experimental underwater Acoustic Deterrent System, or uADS, at Mississippi River Lock and Dam 19 between Keokuk, Iowa, and Hamilton, Illinois, on Jan. 11. The construction is part of a study to understand how invasive Asian carp respond to acoustic, or sound, signals.
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.
Virtual clinic aims to improve hunter skills

Virtual clinic aims to improve hunter skills

  • 11/3/2020 12:29:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a free virtual wing shooting clinic designed to help hunters age 16 and older become more effective waterfowl and upland bird hunters.
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