Iowa Department of Natural Resources

IOWA | Fuel reaching Catfish Creek near Peosta appears limited

PEOSTA, IA – Cleanup of Monday’s diesel spill near Peosta will take weeks or months, but the amount of diesel fuel that reached Catfish Creek appears limited according to the DNR. “The large BP storage tank is now empty, and most of the diesel fuel was retained in an area around the tank.  BP has … Continue reading IOWA | Fuel reaching Catfish Creek near Peosta appears limited

IOWA | 5 Fun Summer Fishing Getaways

Take that long-needed break and go fishing with your family before the crazy back to school schedule starts IOWA– Here’s our top picks for summer fishing getaways.Take that long-needed break and go fishing with your family before the crazy back to school schedule starts! 5 Fun Summer Fishing Getaways | Iowa DNR Crawford Creek – … Continue reading IOWA | 5 Fun Summer Fishing Getaways

IOWA | More cool things to know about bald eagles

How much do you know about our national bird? IOWA– They are  a big deal… Quite literally, with a wingspan of 6 to 7.5 feet! Most bald eagles are 3 to 3.5 feet tall and weigh 8 to 15 pounds.  Despite this impressive and fierce appearance, bald eagles can only lift 3 to 5 pounds.  … Continue reading IOWA | More cool things to know about bald eagles

Iowa DNR News: DNR on patrol for boating under the influence

DES MOINES, IA – Boating while intoxicated is a top enforcement priority for Iowa DNR conservation officers during an upcoming special enforcement project and during the Fourth of July holiday. Iowa DNR conservation officers will be heavily patrolling Iowa waterways and recreational boating enforcement during the Operation Dry Water campaign, June 29 – July 1.  … Continue reading Iowa DNR News: DNR on patrol for boating under the influence

IOWA | Interactive online story map explores Iowa’s historic 2008 floods

DES MOINES, IOWA — As Mother Nature seems to be reminding us lately, this summer marks the 10th anniversary of the historic 2008 floods in Iowa.  An interactive online story map from the Iowa DNR helps tell the tale of the devastation, as well as steps needed to prevent damage from future floods. The Floods … Continue reading IOWA | Interactive online story map explores Iowa’s historic 2008 floods

IOWA | Heavy rainfall causes wastewater runoff; some city wells could be affected

SPENCER, IA – Excessive rains over the last few days are causing wastewater to runoff from some cities and livestock facilities in northwest and north central Iowa. “So far, cities are able to meet the demand for safe drinking water,” said Ken Hessenius, supervisor of the Spencer field office . “So there is no cause … Continue reading IOWA | Heavy rainfall causes wastewater runoff; some city wells could be affected