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Where have you gone, Dale Maffitt?

Posted on May 23rd, 2019

Over the past 16 years, I’ve had access to an embarrassment of riches when it comes to water quality data. For example, when I worked at Des Moines Water Works (DMWW), I came upon a closet of old data logs dating back to 1916 in the musty basement of the Fleur Drive filter plant. This […]

The Natural

Posted on March 28th, 2019

There is a fellow named Billy Beck who I would like to talk about today. Despite his name, he is not a baseball player, but he is about ready to be called up to the majors. He has been studying stream hydrology and erosion at Iowa State University and just finished his Ph.D. I heard […]

Does Federal Farm Conservation Spending Work?

Posted on July 29th, 2016

The 294 Billion Dollar Question: Does Federal Farm Conservation Spending Work? Farmers and other resource managers have long understood the negative consequences of soil erosion. Our government has also recognized that it is in the common good to reduce erosion to prevent and mitigate its consequences on water quality. Adjusted to 2009 dollars, the U.S. […]