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Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 2/23/2024 9:05:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Prairie Lakes Wildlife Unit in Clay, Palo Alto, Emmet and Kossuth counties.
Water level to drop at West Swan Lake ahead of restoration

Water level to drop at West Swan Lake ahead of restoration

  • 9/6/2022 1:02:00 PM
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GRUVER - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will start lowering the water level at West Swan Lake, near Gruver in Emmet County as part of a restoration project to improve its water quality, eliminate a rough fish population and provide quality habitat for fish and wildlife.
Fishing regulations relaxed at West Swan Lake in Emmet County

Fishing regulations relaxed at West Swan Lake in Emmet County

  • 4/19/2022 11:57:00 AM
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ESTHERVILLE - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has relaxed the fishing regulations at West Swan Lake in Emmet County to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake is renovated to eliminate an overabundant population of bullhead and common carp, and restore water quality and habitat.
Remnant prairie is heart of Anderson Prairie Wildlife Area

Remnant prairie is heart of Anderson Prairie Wildlife Area

  • 8/17/2021 11:34:00 AM
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At roughly 200 acres, Anderson Prairie State Preserve is one of the largest remnant prairies in Iowa and with more than 220 different plant species it is one of the most diverse places in the state.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/18/2019 8:31:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Prairie Lakes Wildlife Unit in Buena Vista, Clay, Emmet, Palo Alto and Kossuth counties.
Results of Emmet County Fish Kill Available

Results of Emmet County Fish Kill Available

  • 8/5/2016 8:36:00 AM
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SUPERIOR – At least 605 fish were killed about four miles northwest of Estherville, according to numbers released today by Iowa DNR.  
DNR investigating third fish kill this week

DNR investigating third fish kill this week

  • 8/4/2016 4:59:00 PM
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SUPERIOR – DNR environmental and fisheries staff are investigating the third fish kill this week, this time in western Emmet County about four miles northwest of Estherville.
Wastewater Discharge in Armstrong

Wastewater Discharge in Armstrong

  • 5/12/2016 3:36:00 PM
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ARMSTRONG – A power outage caused a pump to fail in the city of Armstrong in Emmet County early Thursday morning.
Dispersion Modeling Data and Guidance Updates Available for Use

Dispersion Modeling Data and Guidance Updates Available for Use

  • 12/4/2015 9:28:00 AM
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The DNR has updated the pre-processed meteorological data for AERMOD, the default background concentrations, and various guidance documents. Projects with approved protocols that include approval to use the old data, and modeling analyses submitted prior to December 4, 2015, will not have to use the new data. Applicants submitting new projects on or after December 4 should begin using the updated data and guidance immediately. The updates are summarized below.