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IIHR Water-Quality Monitoring Network

Posted on June 11th, 2015

Is water quality in Iowa an invisible problem? The risks to human health are significant and costly. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), high levels of nitrates in drinking water are especially dangerous for babies, pregnant women, and nursing mothers. Cities such as Des Moines are investing in expensive nitrate-removal systems to make […]

Watershed Processes

Posted on April 4th, 2011

Visit the Iowa Watershed Approach website! Ponds and wetlands are nature’s first line of defense against flooding, reducing the spread of water through retention. The Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) was created to help manage flooding and keep flood damage to a minimum. One way the IWA reduces flooding is through constructed ponds and wetlands that […]

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