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The Daily Erosion Project

The Daily Erosion Project (DEP) estimates precipitation, runoff, sheet and rill erosion, and hillslope delivery in near real time, on over 2000 watersheds in the Midwest (Figure 1). It does this by running the Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model with a combination of remotely-sensed precipitation weather stations, remotely-sensed crop and residue cover, remotely-sensed topography, and soils databases.

It is an update and expansion to the Iowa Daily Erosion Project (Cruse et al., 2006) that is designed to further investigate large scale erosion dynamics while maintaining hillslope level input resolution.… Read more ›

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$100,000 Grant Received for Trail Project in Fayette County

October 20th, 2016

Fayette County Conservation has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Iowa Resource Enhancement and Protection, commonly referred to as REAP.

REAP invests in projects that enhance and protect Iowa’s natural and cultural resources.  15% of REAP is set aside for grants to cities and counties for projects that help establish natural areas, and encourage outdoor recreation and resource management.… Read more ›

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Project helps farmers in the Turkey River Watershed boost their bottom-lines

With farming margins tighter than ever, farmers in the Turkey River Watershed can get help identifying areas of their operations dragging their bottom-line.

The Iowa Soybean Association, in conjunction with the Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), is leading a project in the Turkey River Watershed to offer farmers a confidential profitability analysis at a discounted price of 25 cents/acre.… Read more ›

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WMAs – Why County Supervisors Should Be Involved

WMAs – Why Supervisors Should Be Involved and Enthusiastic (PDF)

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IFC helps bring $96.8M to Iowa for new watershed project

Originally appeared in The Gazette, 1/21/2016 by ORLAN LOVE Iowa flood efforts win big boost U.S. awards $97 million to improve resiliency from disasters Iowa got a $97 million boost Thursday in its efforts to make the state more resilient to flooding and to reduce nutrient pollution. “This is a big deal,” said Ben Hammes, spokesman… Continue Reading »
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New ISU research studies Iowa farmland that loses money

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Task force: Here’s how we fix Iowa’s water quality

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2016/01/15/use-cheap-loans-raise-water-quality-task-force-says/78788214/Read more ›

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Iowa Flood Center offers real-time river data

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UI institute leads in tracking water quality

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‘Report Card’ Gives Mississippi River Basin a D+

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Flood on the Turkey River – 6/20/2014

Turkey River - Clermont

Turkey River – Clermont

Turkey River - Lowhead dam at Clermont

Turkey River – Lowhead dam at Clermont

Turkey River - Lowhead dam at Clermont

Turkey River – Lowhead dam at Clermont

Turkey River - Elgin

Turkey River – Elgin

Gilbertson's Park - Elgin

Gilbertson’s Park – Elgin

Access 57

Access 57

Sediment retention basin in Clayton County - the waterway below this structure wasn't flattened like most others around the watershed.

Sediment retention basin in Clayton County – the waterway below this structure wasn’t flattened like most others around the watershed.

Turkey River - Elkader

Turkey River – Elkader

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TRWMA Update

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January 2014

2013 marked the one-year anniversary of the formation of the Turkey River Watershed Management Authority (TRWMA).  The TRWMA was established under a 28E agreement by 7 Soil and Water Conservation Districts, 23 communities, and 5 counties with the intent of reducing flooding and improving water quality in the Turkey River Watershed.  The TRWMA holds quarterly public meetings. The meetings include presentations from various experts, information sharing regarding ongoing projects in the watershed, and facilitated planning discussions. … Read more ›

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