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DNR holding public hearings on fifth batch of stream use designation revisions for Iowa streams

  • 1/17/2019 1:48:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR is holding public hearings across the state to gather input on proposed designated use changes for a fifth batch of select rivers and streams. The changes in this proposed rule will help protect aquatic life and recreational uses.

For a list of stream designations being revised in the water quality standards, please refer to the list posted at:

The DNR will host three public hearings throughout Iowa to hear comments on this rule proposal. Any interested person is welcome to attend. Meetings will be held as follows, listed by town: 

Urbandale: Feb. 12, 4 p.m., Urbandale Public Library, Meeting Room B, 3520 86th St.

Washington: Feb. 13, 4 p.m., Washington Public Library, Nicola-Stoufer Room, 115 W. Washington St. 

Harlan: Feb. 14, 4 p.m., Harlan Community Library, 718 Court St.

People may make oral or written comments at any of the public hearings. Written comments will also be accepted through Feb. 22. Send written comments to: Matthew Dvorak, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 502 E. Ninth St., Des Moines, IA 50319-0034; or by e-mail to