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Derecho damaged trees focus of proposed salvage timber sale at Walnut Woods State Park

Derecho damaged trees focus of proposed salvage timber sale at Walnut Woods State Park

  • 2/10/2021 6:47:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a virtual public meeting to outline a proposed salvage timber sale in Walnut Woods State Park on Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. The salvage timber sale involves trees damaged from the derecho winds in August 2020. Derecho winds damaged multiple trees within the park, which now pose a risk to park users. Each tree was evaluated according to the Iowa DNR tree risk assessment procedure.
DNR state parks making progress with derecho damage

DNR state parks making progress with derecho damage

  • 9/1/2020 1:20:00 PM
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Three weeks after a devastating derecho tore through a large portion of Iowa, and left major damage to residential neighborhoods, farms and cities, state parks across Iowa continue their clean-up efforts.
DNR State Forest Nursery offers options to replace derecho damaged trees

DNR State Forest Nursery offers options to replace derecho damaged trees

  • 9/1/2020 1:13:00 PM
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AMES, Iowa -- As clean-up efforts are well underway and even nearing completion in some areas following the derecho that tore through Iowa in early August, the DNR State Forest Nursery is working with customers to select the proper trees to replant in areas completely leveled by the storm.
Caution urged as Iowans cleanup damaged trees

Caution urged as Iowans cleanup damaged trees

  • 8/13/2020 4:14:00 PM
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State forestry experts are encouraging Iowans to proceed with caution as they begin cleaning up the extensive tree damage from Monday’s historic storm.
DNR to host a series of dam safety webinars

DNR to host a series of dam safety webinars

  • 4/23/2020 2:17:00 PM
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DES MOINES - In May, the DNR’s Dam Safety program will host four free webinars covering how dams work, how to design and maintain a dam, and more.
DNR investigating drowning on Mississippi River

DNR investigating drowning on Mississippi River

  • 3/23/2020 8:46:00 AM
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GUTTENBERG, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a drowning that happened on March 21, around 1:30pm, near the spillway of Lock and Dam #10 on the Mississippi River.
Gates removed on Upper Iowa River dam

Gates removed on Upper Iowa River dam

  • 1/7/2020 12:41:00 PM
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An emergency project to remove damaged gates from the southern segment of Lower Dam on the Upper Iowa River in Winneshiek County is underway. The $60,000 project restores flow to nearly a mile of the Upper Iowa River that was dewatered after the dam was built.
2018 Iowa mussel blitz on the Iowa River

2018 Iowa mussel blitz on the Iowa River

  • 9/11/2018 1:10:00 PM
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The Iowa River, from the Coralville Dam to Hills, was the focus of this year’s annual research project to inventory and map the distribution of Iowa’s mussels, often called clams. 
Creston and Southern Iowa Rural Water Association customers advised to boil water

Creston and Southern Iowa Rural Water Association customers advised to boil water

  • 6/1/2018 9:56:00 AM
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CRESTON - A boil advisory has been issued by the Southern Iowa Rural Water Association (SIRWA) and Creston Water Works following issues with the filtration system at the Creston Water Treatment Plant. The SIRWA and Creston Water Works is issuing this drinking water warning to all of their customers.
Bellevue: A winter escape between the bluffs

Bellevue: A winter escape between the bluffs

  • 2/3/2017 2:22:00 PM
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Think there’s nothing to do in Iowa in deep winter? Bellevue’s abundant bald eagles, active main street and quirky lodging may change your mind.
Southern Iowa wildlife areas beginning annual fall burns to benefit wildlife

Southern Iowa wildlife areas beginning annual fall burns to benefit wildlife

  • 10/20/2016 8:27:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to conduct prescribed burns on select wildlife areas in Ringgold, Union, Decatur, Adair, and Adams counties between October and December to improve wildlife habitat, control invasive plant species, and restore and maintain native plant communities. 
7 Iowa Fish With Open State Records: How to Catch a Record Fish

7 Iowa Fish With Open State Records: How to Catch a Record Fish

  • 6/9/2015 10:51:00 AM
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Put your name as the first entry in the history books by catching one of these seven fish species we added to the eligible State Record Fish species list in 2013. With no records for these fish currently,you can be the first to set the record! Try these tips to help you catch a record fish.