Almost 40,000 of our nation’s streams, lakes, rivers, and wetlands are classified as impaired. In Iowa, of the 1,200 Iowa waters assessed in 2010, 384 stream/river segments, 77 lakes, 6 segments of three federal flood control reservoirs, and 7 wetlands—a total of 474—are classified as impaired.
Iowa Water Center
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Advancing the state of
water knowledge and management
The Iowa Water Center is a part of a nationwide network of university-based water centers created to encourage interdisciplinary water research and the education and outreach needed to insure research results are applied to real world problems.