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Keith Schilling stands in a road ditch examining soil samples on a table.

Road Ditches Reduce Nutrients

Posted on May 3rd, 2019

Keith Schilling’s recent research suggests that water quality challenges in Iowa and nationally would be even greater if it weren’t for a little appreciated feature of the landscape — road ditches.

This colorful map shows a collaborative groundwater modeling effort among the IGS, Iowa DNR, and individual water users in Linn and Johnson counties.

Water for Today — and Tomorrow

Posted on March 7th, 2019

The Iowa Geological Survey developed a 3-D local-scale groundwater flow model and used it to predict future water availability for industries and communities in Linn and Johnson counties.

State Geologist Keith Schilling

Schilling Named State Geologist of Iowa

Posted on August 3rd, 2018

Iowa has a new state geologist — Keith Schilling of the Iowa Geological Survey.

IGS soil scientist Matthew Streeter is part of a new study to understand the nutrient reduction benefits of roadside ditches.

Water-quality Project Underway in Buchanan County

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

A new project funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center aims to understand the nutrient reduction benefits of roadside ditches.

A geologist stands in a sinkhole.

IGS Maps Show Iowa Counties What Lies Beneath

Posted on January 5th, 2016

William Smith, the “father of English geology,” wasn’t the only geologist to create a map to change the world. Read about how geologists at the Iowa Geological Survey are creating new, geologic maps for the state even today.

A view of the Ottumwa treatment basins.

Safe Drinking Water for Iowans

Posted on September 15th, 2015

Scientists at IIHR are working with municipal water supply operators in several Iowa cities to help bring safe and reliable supplies of drinking water to those communities.

An illustration of a pentecopterus.

Researchers Find Giant Fossilized Sea Scorpion

Posted on September 2nd, 2015

IGS researchers have uncovered fossils of Pentecopterus, an ancient six-foot scorpion-like sea creature named after an ancient Greek warship. (Illustration by Patrick Lynch/Yale University)

A volunteer pulls a tire out of the Iowa River.

River Clean-ups: An IIHR Service Tradition

Posted on July 29th, 2015

IIHR faculty, staff, and students continue to participate in river clean-ups like Project AWARE, which celebrated its 13th year this July on the Wapsipinicon River.

The UI Mobile Museum is ready to hit the road!

On the Road with the Mobile Museum

Posted on July 10th, 2015

The UI Mobile Museum is hitting the road with a new exhibit focusing on water.

A representative from the Office of the State Archaeologist briefly went into the caves and took photos. Photo by Marlin Ingalls

Exploring CR’s ‘Beer Caves’ with Geophysics

Posted on February 8th, 2015

Iowa Geological Survey researchers recently studied the legendary “beer caves” in downtown Cedar Rapids with advanced geophysical technology, (Photo by Marlin Ingalls)

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