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DNR responded to a crash involving diesel spill

DNR responded to a crash involving diesel spill

  • 8/20/2020 8:56:00 PM
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WATERLOO, Iowa – Iowa Department of Natural Resources Field Office staff responded to a crash involving a Kwik Star tanker truck that hit a residence near the intersection of Hammond and E. Ridgeway in Waterloo on Thursday morning.
Iowa's water operators show dedication to local communities, clean water

Iowa's water operators show dedication to local communities, clean water

  • 8/13/2020 3:13:00 PM
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The professionals who train and learn to operate Iowa’s 1,822 public water supplies and 814 wastewater facilities can be easily overlooked. But, to Jessica Montana, supervisor of the DNR’s southwest Iowa field office, “These are angels in a community.”
Boy killed in PWC crash on Clear Lake

Boy killed in PWC crash on Clear Lake

  • 8/12/2020 7:53:00 AM
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CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at approximately 12:00 p.m., a collision involving two personal watercraft (PWC) occurred on Clear Lake, killing a 14 year old, who was operating one of the PWCs. A 12 year old, who was operating a second PWC involved in the crash, sustained minor injuries to the face. A passenger on the second PWC was not injured.
Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Adel

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Adel

  • 8/11/2020 1:50:00 PM
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This advisory is due to a power loss at the water treatment plant that resulted in use of the emergency connection with Xenia Rural Water and a subsequent water main break on a four inch line close to the elevated storage tower.
Operation Dry Water 2020 nets 11 arrests

Operation Dry Water 2020 nets 11 arrests

  • 7/21/2020 12:46:00 PM
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Operation Dry Water took place July 3-5, 2020 and focused eliminating boating under the influence (BUI). This year, in Iowa, 140 officers spent over 2,500 hours making contact with over 6,400 boaters on Iowa waterways.
Check Iowa’s latest report on your public drinking water

Check Iowa’s latest report on your public drinking water

  • 7/9/2020 1:42:00 PM
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DES MOINES—Just released, DNR published the annual report on the public drinking water program, compiling a list of how well Iowa’s public water supplies comply with state and federal regulations. The federal Safe Drinking Water Act requires DNR to collect data and report any violations of health-based standards, and major monitoring or reporting requirements that occurred in the previous year.
Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Shows Record Conservation Engagement by Iowans

Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Shows Record Conservation Engagement by Iowans

  • 7/2/2020 3:40:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa (July 1, 2020) – The 2018-2019 Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (INRS) annual report was released today by Iowa State University, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The findings reveal increased farmer, landowner and community engagement, use of conservation practices, and funding invested in soil health and water quality projects.
Wastewater released in Council Bluffs

Wastewater released in Council Bluffs

  • 6/23/2020 4:49:00 PM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS—The city of Council Bluffs requested permission to release untreated wastewater to the Missouri River after discovering problems with a sewer line this morning.
DNR investigating wastewater discharge in Fort Dodge

DNR investigating wastewater discharge in Fort Dodge

  • 6/5/2020 9:14:00 AM
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FORT DODGE, Iowa - DNR environmental specialists responded to a wastewater discharge to surface water between the Fort Dodge Industrial Park and the City of Fort Dodge on Thursday.
Water Summary Update: May rainfall about normal for Iowa

Water Summary Update: May rainfall about normal for Iowa

  • 6/4/2020 12:43:00 PM
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DES MOINES — While rainfall was about normal in May for the state, on average, a wide band across the central part of the state was drier than normal, while the north, south, and eastern edges were wetter, according to the latest Water Summary Update.
Personal watercrafts collide on Mississippi River causing injury

Personal watercrafts collide on Mississippi River causing injury

  • 5/22/2020 8:48:00 AM
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ALLAMAKEE COUNTY, Iowa – On May 20, 2020 at approximately 4:50pm, Lansing first responders were dispatched to collision between two personal watercrafts (PWC) in the main channel on the Mississippi River, just north of Lansing.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

  • 5/19/2020 1:32:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds 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.
Water Summary Update: April cooler, drier than normal

Water Summary Update: April cooler, drier than normal

  • 5/14/2020 1:24:00 PM
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DES MOINES — With average rainfall about 2 inches below normal and temperatures about 2 degrees below normal, April was cooler and drier than usual, according to the latest Water Summary Update. 
6 tips for soaking up more stormwater in your yard

6 tips for soaking up more stormwater in your yard

  • 4/20/2020 1:44:00 PM
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Not that long ago, Iowa consisted of nearly 80 percent prairie with plants and soil that could easily soak up stormwater with little to no runoff after heavy rains. Today, with drastic changes in land use, things have changed. With so many impervious surfaces (surfaces that shed water, such as roofs and concrete), runoff is forced quickly down storm drains and straight into local water bodies. Here are some ways to soak up more water in your yard to help prevent erosion and flooding in your lawn and home, as well a...
Stay safe and “distance” to start this paddling season

Stay safe and “distance” to start this paddling season

  • 4/7/2020 12:38:00 PM
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With recent warm temperatures, restless paddlers are ready to put canoes and kayaks in the water. Early spring paddling can provide solitude, exercise and an opportunity to see amazing wildlife, but extra precautions are needed to stay safe.
Upcoming Trainings: The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater

Upcoming Trainings: The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater

  • 3/30/2020 10:29:00 AM
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Mark your calendars and register to attend one of the upcoming sessions of "The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater."  This workshop was offered in 2018 and 2019 and has been scheduled again to meet demand for the information and training.
Meetings to discuss statewide lake bacteria water quality improvement plan

Meetings to discuss statewide lake bacteria water quality improvement plan

  • 3/5/2020 3:14:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Iowans interested in the results of a DNR study to improve water quality in lake environments for bacteria can attend one of three meetings across the state Mar. 18, Mar. 24, and Apr. 1. Citizens are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to improve the lakes to the meeting for discussion.
Industrial wastewater discharge in Storm Lake

Industrial wastewater discharge in Storm Lake

  • 2/19/2020 4:48:00 PM
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STORM LAKE—An equipment failure at Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., in Storm Lake caused a discharge of untreated wastewater into the city’s storm sewers early Wednesday morning.
3 ducks you may not know live in Iowa

3 ducks you may not know live in Iowa

  • 2/11/2020 11:15:00 AM
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Some ducks in Iowa aren’t as common as mallards, wood ducks or blue-winged teals. Check out these duck species you might not know live here:
Proposed waterfowl rules available for public comment

Proposed waterfowl rules available for public comment

  • 2/9/2020 3:48:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting comments on proposed waterfowl and coot hunting seasons and bag limits, which includes 2021-22 season dates, and the proposed restructuring of the hunting zones and seasons for 2021-2025.
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