What’s that green stuff in the water? Here’s a quick rule of thumb for when you should keep out.
Water quality in the South Skunk River is still poor but has gotten better in the last five years. One reason for the improvement is a new disinfection system at the Ames wastewater treatment plant.
During a long period of dry weather like we’ve been having, some rivers are cleaner than usual, some are just as dirty. It depends on which pollutants we’re talking about, and where they’re coming from. Understanding which is which can help us diagnose problems and prioritize solutions.
A endangered rusty patched bumble bee has been found in Ames, Iowa by Prairie Rivers of Iowa Watersheds and Wildlife Coordinator David Stein.
Thank you all for joining us on the newest edition of the Prairie Rivers of Iowa Watersheds and Wildlife Newsletter.
Results from May 2021 water quality monitoring event.
We humans seem to have affection and fascination with the color green—the green of money, the green grass of spring after a long winter, the green of a Christmas tree or the expanse of leaves in a deciduous forest.
Water quality in local rivers went from clear to coffee colored in the week since our volunteer water monitoring event.
Prairie Rivers of Iowa along with staff from Story County and eight other local jurisdictions and organizations have developed a first-of-its-kind countywide comprehensive water monitoring and...