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Delving Deeper

Posted on June 20th, 2017

IGS research has been featured on the National Geographic Channel’s “The Strange Truth”, and in the 2017 UI Mobile Museum. Researchers from the Iowa Geological Survey discovered evidence of a meteorite impact near Decorah, Iowa in Winneshiek County. This event took place during the Ordovician Period, 465 million years ago, when Iowa was covered by […]

New publication for Schilling and Jones

Posted on June 14th, 2017

IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering research engineers, Keith Schilling and Chris Jones, have a recent publication in the Journal of Hydrology, “Use of water quality surrogates to estimate total phosphorus concentrations in Iowa rivers.” The complete article is available at http://tiny.cc/e1auly  

New water quality project in Lime Creek watershed

Posted on June 1st, 2017

A new project funded by the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Center is aimed at understanding the nutrient reduction benefits found in roadside ditches. The study, led by Dr. Keith Schilling from the Iowa Geological Survey at the University of Iowa, is being conducted in the Lime Creek watershed in Buchanan County. Six roadside ditches in the […]

Next Stop: The Twilight Zone

Posted on July 25th, 2016

Researchers Uncover Extraordinary Fossil Deposit near Decorah Something strange was happening near Decorah. Iowa Geological Survey (IGS) geologists had seen mysterious rocks brought up by well drillers in the area—samples so different from those collected just a few miles away. The Jordan aquifer, which commonly provides well water for residents in that part of the […]

Hidden Treasure: Managing Iowa’s Groundwater

Posted on July 25th, 2016

2012 was declared the hottest year on record, it came as no surprise to Iowans. Spring had started ahead of schedule, causing trees to bloom in March. By July, the state was drying up. With virtually no rain and record high temperatures (107 degrees on July 23 at three locations), Iowans were in the midst […]

2016 RAGBRAI Brochures

Posted on July 20th, 2016

RAGBRAI (the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state of Iowa. This is the ride’s 44th year, and it is the oldest, largest, and longest bicycle touring event in the world. Continuing the tradition, the Iowa Geological Survey, with support from the Iowa Limestone Producers Association, […]

Iowa River Clean-Up 2015

Posted on October 5th, 2015

Brought to you by IIHR, the City of Iowa City, Engineering Staff Advisory Council, Facilities Management, the Office of Sustainability and the Iowa Geological Survey.   When: Saturday, Oct. 17 What: An Opportunity for Volunteers to Make a Difference Where: On the banks and sidewalks of the Iowa River in Iowa City Meet at University […]

2015 RAGBRAI Brochures

Posted on July 13th, 2015

RAGBRAI (the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state of Iowa. This is the ride’s 43rd year, and it is the oldest, largest, and longest bicycle touring event in the world. Continuing the tradition, the Iowa Geological Survey, with support from the Iowa Limestone Producers Association, […]