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UI experts, Dubuque officials improve city’s flood resilience one home at a time

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Daily Erosion Project Data Available Now

Ames, Iowa – The Daily Erosion Project, housed at the Iowa Water Center at Iowa State University, is now distributing Iowa Watershed Approach data to watersheds on USB drives. Examining soil erosion is critical to the conservation planning process because soil erosion and water runoff are closely linked: water runoff fuels the occurrence of flooding […]

Geological mapping could help flood relief plans in the future

URBANA, Iowa (KCRG) – What happens upstream of Cedar Rapids can make the flood protection along the Cedar River vary. Farmers’ willingness to divert runoff from the river is also another key factor. Determining the best location for drainage basins or new ponds to slow water runoff could get a boost from what’s called “geological mapping.” […]

Flood Reduction Practices Eligible for 90 Percent Cost Share

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Through the Iowa Watershed Approach statewide program, qualifying landowners can receive up to 90 percent cost-share assistance to implement small-scale flood mitigation practices. Across the state, the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) is working with landowners and other stakeholders to implement watershed projects to reduce flooding and improve water quality. The program focuses on nine watersheds […]

Maas Farms Wins Environmental Award

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As Iowans work to meet the goals set out in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, the actions of individual landowners can make a big difference. One Iowa County farm family that has gone above and beyond for Iowa’s environment has recently been recognized for their efforts. Maas Farms near South Amana, operated by Stewart and […]