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Le Mars fish kill likely came from local business

Le Mars fish kill likely came from local business

  • 9/1/2017 1:32:00 PM
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LE MARS - After looking for the cause of a fish kill in a small stream west of Le Mars Thursday afternoon, DNR traced the source to a local industry that uses ammonia as a refrigerant.
DNR checking green color in Wright County waterway

DNR checking green color in Wright County waterway

  • 8/17/2017 2:36:00 PM
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EAGLE GROVE - Field staff from the DNR’s Mason City office investigated complaints of green water in a waterway about four miles south of Eagle Grove in Wright County on Wednesday.
Landowners, hunters, bird watchers realize Big Marsh’s benefits

Landowners, hunters, bird watchers realize Big Marsh’s benefits

  • 8/15/2017 11:56:00 AM
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Parkersburg, Iowa - The Big Marsh Wildlife Area is a working example of the benefits of taking wet farmland where crops struggle 70 percent of the time and creating a large public area with expansive wetlands and prairies attractive to waterfowl and waterfowl hunters, snakes, shorebirds, pheasants, deer, turkeys and even endangered wood turtles.
North Raccoon Wildlife Area is building a recreation reputation

North Raccoon Wildlife Area is building a recreation reputation

  • 8/1/2017 11:44:00 AM
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The North Raccoon Wildlife Area just might be the biggest playground in Greene County. But rather than teeter-totters and swings, this playground offers excellent deer hunting, turkey, dove and rabbit hunting, river access and sandbar camping, bird watching, hiking and more.
Three Rivers Wildlife Area is beginning to blossom

Three Rivers Wildlife Area is beginning to blossom

  • 7/18/2017 3:01:00 PM
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Thor, Iowa - Brothers Roger and Palmer Larson had a vision of what their farm could be in 2001 when they invited the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in for a visit.
Avenson Archery Range Dedicated Today

Avenson Archery Range Dedicated Today

  • 7/18/2017 3:00:00 PM
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The archery range at Volga River State Recreation Area, in Fayette County, will be dedicated Avenson Archery Range July 18, at 4 p.m.
DNR checking runoff from fire in Des Moines

DNR checking runoff from fire in Des Moines

  • 7/11/2017 8:23:00 AM
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DES MOINES – DNR environmental specialists checked dark, soot-smelling runoff in Walfley Creek near the Firestone plant on Second Avenue late Sunday and again this morning.
Upper Cedar River cleanup expedition set to launch in July

Upper Cedar River cleanup expedition set to launch in July

  • 6/8/2017 1:50:00 PM
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CHARLES CITY – Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 55 miles of the upper Cedar River from the Iowa-Minnesota border to Nashua from July 10 to 14 as part of Project AWARE. Early registration ends June 16.
Drive with caution – does are on the move

Drive with caution – does are on the move

  • 6/6/2017 11:38:00 AM
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Early June is the second busiest month in Iowa behind the November rut for deer-vehicle collisions, as does are moving to more secluded areas prior to giving birth.
Missouri River group to meet June 13 in Mills County

Missouri River group to meet June 13 in Mills County

  • 5/25/2017 1:38:00 PM
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MALVERN–The Iowa watershed approach, providing nearly $100 million to improve rural watersheds, is the focus of the June 13 meeting of the State Interagency Missouri River Authority (SIMRA).
DNR advises boaters use caution on swollen rivers, reservoirs

DNR advises boaters use caution on swollen rivers, reservoirs

  • 5/23/2017 11:47:00 AM
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Boaters, anglers, and paddlers are encouraged to use caution if planning to spend time on Iowa rivers or flood control reservoirs over the Memorial Day holiday. Heavy rainfall last weekend has brought many rivers to near flood stage and the force of the water will likely have moved around logs and other obstacles.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers

  • 5/16/2017 12:18:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages 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.
Project Aware cleanup to tackle the Upper Cedar River

Project Aware cleanup to tackle the Upper Cedar River

  • 5/2/2017 12:14:00 PM
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CHARLES CITY – Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 60 miles of the upper Cedar River from the Iowa-Minnesota border to Nashua from July 10 to 14.
Project AWARE cleanup to tackle the Upper Cedar River

Project AWARE cleanup to tackle the Upper Cedar River

  • 4/27/2017 12:52:00 PM
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CHARLES CITY – Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 60 miles of the upper Cedar River from the Iowa-Minnesota border to Nashua from July 10 to 14. 
Public comment sought for impaired waters list

Public comment sought for impaired waters list

  • 4/14/2017 3:06:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The DNR is seeking public comment on the newly released draft impaired waters list. Data released by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, today, shows 56 impairments will be removed from the 2014 impaired list, once approved by the EPA.
Fishing license check nets fugitive

Fishing license check nets fugitive

  • 4/14/2017 2:26:00 PM
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FORT DODGE - David Scott Dayton, 30, of Fort Dodge, was booked into Webster County Jail Thursday after assaulting State Conservation Officer Bill Spece who was checking fishing licenses at the little dam in Fort Dodge.
Small wastewater discharge ended in Lehigh

Small wastewater discharge ended in Lehigh

  • 12/29/2016 5:45:00 PM
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LEHIGH – Responding to a complaint received by DNR, city officials in Lehigh found a valve on the wastewater lagoon was open on Dec. 28.
Ice fishing not advised on the upper Mississippi River pools

Ice fishing not advised on the upper Mississippi River pools

  • 12/15/2016 3:52:00 PM
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Unpredictable changes in water levels are occurring on the Upper Mississippi River pools this week due to ice in the Lock and Dam gates at Locks 7, 9 and 10.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to remove the ice frozen on the gates, but water levels could drop as much as 4 feet. 
Missouri River group to meet Nov. 18 in Des Moines

Missouri River group to meet Nov. 18 in Des Moines

  • 11/3/2016 2:17:00 PM
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DES MOINES– Floodplain mapping and watershed planning will be discussed at a meeting of the State Interagency Missouri River Authority (SIMRA) Nov. 18 in Des Moines.
A Halloween night fishing on the Turkey River

A Halloween night fishing on the Turkey River

  • 10/27/2016 4:15:00 PM
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As boredom and tedium creep into my weary mind, may I reflect back to the hard strike of that big-eyed creature, and the glorious excitement and the deep pull of something new, yet playfully familiar.
Iowa furbearer season begins November 5

Iowa furbearer season begins November 5

  • 10/25/2016 12:28:00 PM
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Iowa fur harvesters will find good numbers of raccoons, muskrats, beaver, coyotes, bobcats, river otters and mink when the furbearer trapping and hunting season opens on Nov. 5.
Boaters Cautioned to Avoid Dredge Pipe on Des Moines River

Boaters Cautioned to Avoid Dredge Pipe on Des Moines River

  • 9/13/2016 12:58:00 PM
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Boaters using the Des Moines River below the wastewater treatment plant on the southeast side of Des Moines should be aware that due to lower flows coming out of Saylorville Reservoir, two dredge pipes running from a nearby rock quarry to Easter Lake are near the water’s surface.
Fall Fishing in Iowa Rivers

Fall Fishing in Iowa Rivers

  • 8/30/2016 1:51:00 PM
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Enjoy Iowa’s natural landscapes fishing Iowa’s rivers and streams this fall. A unique angling challenge is hidden around every bend.
Floating the river is an Iowa summertime tradition

Floating the river is an Iowa summertime tradition

  • 7/12/2016 12:37:00 PM
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Swimming, canoeing and floating the river on tubes is a summertime tradition in Iowa. But as relaxing and enjoyable as a river float is, it does come with an element of risk.
Get the lowdown on river fishing in Iowa

Get the lowdown on river fishing in Iowa

  • 7/7/2016 2:46:00 PM
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With many thousands of miles of rivers in Iowa, and many methods to fishing them, there are many theories, techniques, and so-called secrets of the trade. So where do you start?
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