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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 ›

CANCELLED: NASA, Iowa Flood Center to host public event on precipitation and flood forecasting

Due to severe weather forecasts in northern Iowa, the NASA and Iowa Flood Center public outreach event scheduled for Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. in Room 104, Wilder Business Center, on the Northeast Iowa Community College campus has been CANCELLED.

NASA researchers will be occupied at research sites tracking the storm and monitoring instrumentation.

For more information about NASA and the Iowa Flood Center, visit the following sites:

pmm.nasa.gov/ifloods

iowafloodcenter.org/projects/ifloods

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

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West Union’s Streetscape Featured on Larry King’s In View

West Union’s green pilot streetscape project and partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) will be featured on an educational television program, “Profiles Series” with host Larry King, on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6:00 am on the Discovery Channel. The half-hour program will include other feature segments and commentary by host Larry King from the studio. A production team gathered footage in West Union on November 1, 2012.… Read more ›

West Union Green Streetscape on Profiles Series May 6

West Union’s green pilot streetscape project and partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) will be featured on an educational television program, “Profiles Series” with host Larry King, on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6:00 am on the Discovery Channel. The half-hour program will include other feature segments and commentary by host Larry King from the studio. A production team gathered footage in West Union on November 1, 2012.… Read more ›

Wetlands system could reduce floods, aid crops

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed a new interactive planning tool to create networks of small wetlands in Midwest farmlands, which could help the region prevent massive spring floods and also retain water and mitigate droughts in a warming climate.

The planning approach, which is being developed and tested in a crop-dominated watershed near Indianapolis, is designed to identify the small areas best suited to wetland development, optimize their location and size, and restore a significant portion of the region’s historic water storage ability by using only a small fraction of its land.… Read more ›

New Turkey River Watershed Management Authority Logo

A logo has been designed for the Turkey River Watershed Management Authority! Check it out!

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Big Spring Trout Hatchery Stocking Schedule

Big Spring Trout Hatchery Stocking Schedule (PDF)

Funds stream into Otter Creek Watershed

By Mike Van Sickle, Fayette County Union

Countless visitors to Echo Valley State Park near West Union spend their summer days strolling along the Echo Valley Environmental Nature Trail (EVENT) or fishing for trout along the scenic banks of Otter Creek.

While already synonymous with the beauty found throughout northeast Iowa, a large portion of Otter Creek and the surrounding area could become even more environmentally sound.… Read more ›

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