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DNR releases latest draft of 303d impaired waters list

DNR releases latest draft of 303d impaired waters list

  • 2/21/2022 4:11:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the newly released draft impaired waters list. Data released by the Iowa DNR today shows 48 impairments are recommended to be removed from the 2020 303d impairment list, once the removals are approved by the EPA.
Air Quality permits under review for Feb. 18

Air Quality permits under review for Feb. 18

  • 2/21/2022 4:09:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
Open house to discuss Wolf Hollow Wildlife Area forest wildlife stewardship plan

Open house to discuss Wolf Hollow Wildlife Area forest wildlife stewardship plan

  • 2/14/2022 10:05:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public open house on March 8, at 6 p.m. at Pin Oak Lodge, 45996 State Hwy. 14, south of Chariton, to discuss the history of the Wolf Hollow Wildlife Area and the proposed forest wildlife stewardship plan developed specifically for the area.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Feb. 10

Natural Resource Commission to meet Feb. 10

  • 2/11/2022 12:54:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., on Feb. 10. The meeting is open to the public.
Livestock Master Matrix adopted in 86 counties

Livestock Master Matrix adopted in 86 counties

  • 2/10/2022 4:38:00 PM
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DES MOINES –Most of Iowa’s 99 counties notified DNR in January that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed animal confinement locations by using the master matrix.
Water Summary Update: 2022 starts with a dry and cold January

Water Summary Update: 2022 starts with a dry and cold January

  • 2/10/2022 4:37:00 PM
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DES MOINES — The new year has started colder and drier than normal, as Iowa ended January with an average of 0.68 inches of moisture, and an average temperature of 14.7 degrees, according to the latest Water Summary Update.
DNR enforcement actions for Feb. 10

DNR enforcement actions for Feb. 10

  • 2/10/2022 4:36:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Air Quality permits under review for Feb. 10

Air Quality permits under review for Feb. 10

  • 2/10/2022 4:34:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
Walleye season closes Feb. 15 on Iowa Great Lakes

Walleye season closes Feb. 15 on Iowa Great Lakes

  • 2/8/2022 1:23:00 PM
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SPIRIT LAKE – The walleye fishing season on Spirit, East and West Okoboji lakes is open through Feb. 14.  It will close after that date and reopens on May 7. These are the only Iowa lakes that have a closed season for walleye.
Two additional community trout ponds stocked last week

Two additional community trout ponds stocked last week

  • 2/8/2022 1:17:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at  Moorland Pond (Fort Dodge) and Big Lake (Council Bluffs) as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer. 
DNR enforcement actions, published 2/3/2022

DNR enforcement actions, published 2/3/2022

  • 2/3/2022 2:04:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws.
DNR to discuss Lake Ahquabi improvements during Feb. 8 public meeting

DNR to discuss Lake Ahquabi improvements during Feb. 8 public meeting

  • 2/1/2022 2:07:00 PM
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INDIANOLA -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will discuss its plans to improve water quality and fishing at Lake Ahquabi, and upgrade campground amenities and provide better accessibility throughout Lake Ahquabi State Park, during an open house on Feb. 8.
Air Quality permits under review, January 27, 2022

Air Quality permits under review, January 27, 2022

  • 1/27/2022 3:09:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements. We encourage public comments on draft permits, providing help on how to make effective comments. Submit written comments to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the comment period. DNR considers public comments befor...
Community trout pond stockings unannounced this winter and spring

Community trout pond stockings unannounced this winter and spring

  • 1/25/2022 3:48:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at three community trout ponds as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer.  
Chickadee tax check-off donations soared in 2020

Chickadee tax check-off donations soared in 2020

  • 1/25/2022 3:43:00 PM
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Last year, more than 7,100 Iowa taxpayers helped boost wildlife conservation with donations to the Fish and Wildlife Fund on their state tax form. The number of people donating has continually declined and represents about 0.5 percent of total taxpayers in Iowa.
Eastern Iowa Minor Source Air Emission Inventories due May 15

Eastern Iowa Minor Source Air Emission Inventories due May 15

  • 1/20/2022 2:08:00 PM
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Minor source facilities located in the eastern third of Iowa (counties listed below) must submit their Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for calendar year 2021 emissions by May 15, 2022. If your facility is required to complete this year’s report, you will receive a letter from DNR.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Jan. 19

Natural Resource Commission to meet Jan. 19

  • 1/14/2022 3:50:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m., on Jan. 19. The meeting is open to the public.
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