The Iowa Department of Natural Resources IOWATER program is rolling out some big changes and want to keep the people informed. They are updating and creating some great resources to use if you are interested in Iowa waters. Check out all that is happening below and follow the links to learn more.
1. New Water Monitoring Atlas – The Iowa DNR has replaced the old Water Monitoring Atlas with a new version at: http://programs.iowadnr.gov/maps/watermonitoring/
2. IOWATER Workshops – They are now being scheduled. See the current schedule at www.iowadnr.gov/iowater and click on “Calendar of Events” for Introductory, Biological or Bacteria workshop in your area..
3. IOWATER Success Stories – Do you have a story of how IOWATER data are being used in your community (or school, or where ever), the DNR woule love to hear from you at www.iowadnr.gov/iowater
4. 69th Annual Soil and Water Conservation Society Meeting – This meeting will be held on July 27th – 30th,2014, Lombard, IL. For more information go to: http://www.swcs.org/index.cfm?nodeID=69027&audienceID=1
5. New EPA Water Quality Assessment Webpage – EPA’s new water quality assessment webpage allows you to click on a State and view the percent of Iowa’s waters that were assessed as to their condition and the miles of impairment and causes of impairment. Check this fun website out at: http://www.epa.gov/waters/ir/index.html