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11.14.2017 - Lenexa, Kansas - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has awarded $12,326,000 to Iowa’s drinking water revolving loan program funds to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment.

11.02.17 - Washington DC - The Hypoxia Task Force is releasing its 2017 Report to Congress on the actions the federal, state, and tribal members have taken toward the goal of reducing nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basin and shrinking the size of the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone.

10.31.2017 - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized 28 water quality treatment projects for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program today. Honored projects include large wastewater infrastructure projects to small decentralized and agriculture projects.

10.11.2017 - Des Moines - The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today requested pre-applications for projects located in urban areas that are focused on improving water quality.

10.11.2017 - Des Moines - Communities or wastewater utilities interested in applying for an SRF Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Project should note upcoming deadlines:

Des Moines, Iowa - 10.09.2017 - The last year has been overall drier and a bit warmer, according to the latest Water Summary Update. 

Rock Island, IL – 10.09.17 – The Iowa Silver Jackets have been notified they will receive a total of $150,000 in US Floodplain Management Services Interagency Flood Risk Management funding for two pilot projects in the upcoming year. This program offers financing to enable interagency flood risk management and to leverage partnerships between agency resources and authorities. Its goals are to foster collaboration, assist in implementing mitigation plans, facilitate flood risk management solutions, and document outcomes.

09.21.2017 - DES MOINES, IA – Harvest is the season when many farmers discover areas of ephemeral gully erosion which had been hidden by plant canopies.  Typically, many farmers smooth those areas with a tillage pass soon after harvest or in the spring before planting.

09.06.2017 - Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Water Center annual grant competition is now open to receive research proposals. Funding of up to $30,000 is available for one research project at Iowa’s accredited public or private universities or community colleges. As seed grant funding, this program enables researchers to explore innovative ideas that will grow to be tools to assist in building future water-related policies and practices.

07.27.17 - Cedar River – The upper stretch of the Cedar River in north-central Iowa is now 28 tons of trash lighter, thanks to the efforts of 469 volunteers.

This July, 469 volunteers took part in the 15th annual Project AWARE, paddling 55 miles of the Cedar River through Mitchell and Floyd counties from the Iowa-Minnesota state line to Howard’s Woods Rec Area near Nashua.

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