Iowa Public Radio: Water Quality Has Not Improved in IowaPosted Jul 22, 2014
Iowa’s water quality hadn’t nudged much since the 1980s. That’s according to Iowa Geological Survey research scientist Keith Schilling.
“If we want to see improvement, we’re going to have to make changes on a large scale. If you take a watershed like the Cedar River, for example, that’s 6500 square miles. There are a lot of farmers in that watershed. What percentage of those need to do something to make a difference?”
WNAX: Report Critical of Iowa Water QualityPosted Jul 21, 2014
A report from the Iowa Policy Project (IPP) is critical of the state’s current strategies to fight water pollution. I-P-P founder David Osterberg says the 2013 Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) relies heavily on voluntary conservation practices and does not require water quality monitoring to determine if nutrient pollution is actually being reduced.
Iowa View: Water improvements are occurring in IowaPosted Jul 09, 2014
When I was a kid, it was fun to take a break from farm chores and go to Lake View, where my brother and I swam in Black Hawk Lake before my family enjoyed a picnic lunch.
It wasn't so much fun, however, as the lake's water quality deteriorated. Notices were issued periodically that Black Hawk Lake was unfit for swimming.
All this is changing, however, as farmers and town residents work together through the Black Hawk Lake Watershed Project.
I'm thrilled to see this, not only as someone who... Read More »
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