Iowa - Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat

Most of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if eaten. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. 

Find the most up to date list of consumption advisories at www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/Water-Monitoring/Fish-Tissue. New advisories are issued and existing advisories are removed, based on results of annual fish contaminant monitoring in Iowa.

Mississippi River - Pool 14

Pool 14 extends 29.2 miles from Lock and Dam 14 in Le Claire to Lock and Dam 13 near Clinton. Industrial and urban development dominates the upper third of the pool. The middle portion of the pool

has many islands, side channels and backwaters. The river downstream of Princeton is constricted by the Fulton-Rock Island gorge and lacks side channel or backwater habitats. The Wapsipinicon River empties into Pool 14. The Iowa DNR’s Princeton Wildlife Management Area is located downstream of the mouth of the Wapsipinicon River. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge extends downstream into Pool 14 to just upstream of Princeton, Iowa.

 

Navigation maps are available from this US Army Corps of Engineers website (link takes you offsite).