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Get to Know Josh Stai

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Josh Stai, English River WMA Technician conducting a prescribed burn

In March, the English River WMA added to their staff, meet Josh Stai.  Josh will serve as the watershed technician for the English River WMA, and assist Jody Bailey (English River WMA Project Coordinator), with education, outreach, and development of public and private cost-share partnerships.  The English River WMA covers, Iowa, Johnson, Keokuk, Poweshiek and […]

IWA Partner, HSEMD Posts a Job Opening

IWA partner, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, has a job opening for a Program Planner 3. A full job description can be found here.

IFC Hydro Stations Provide Weather Data Farmers Need

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For farmers, timely information is vital. The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa is deploying new hydrologic stations that provide real-time weather information that farmers can use. The stations measure rainfall, wind speed and direction, and soil moisture and temperature. A shallow groundwater well also provides information about the water table. And […]

North Raccoon River WMC seeks Watershed Planning Services

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Buena Vista County in Iowa is requesting proposals for watershed and flood resilience planning services to assist the North Raccoon River Watershed Management Coalition (NRRWMC) with a multi-level, FEMA-compliant, comprehensive watershed planning effort to address factors that contribute to flooding and water quality in the North Raccoon River Watershed. To review the Request for Proposals, […]

A Tale of Soap and Water: Soap Creek Leads the State in Flood Mitigation

By Jackie Hartling Stolze, Iowa Flood Center   They couldn’t stop the flood, but they could slow it down. Tim Sandeen remembers the bad old days in the Soap Creek Watershed. When he was a teenager, he and his friends would drive down to Soap Creek after a big rain to look at the damage. […]

Meet Kate Giannini, Communications Specialist for the IWA

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Kate Giannini, a Johnson County native, has been immersed in the conservation and natural resources field on agricultural and urban landscapes for eleven years. A majority of that time was spent in a partnership position between the Johnson County Planning Department and the Johnson County Soil & Water Conservation District. During that time, Kate gained […]