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DMR Editorial: Iowa Waterways are a Disgrace

August 23, 2015

Iowa's rivers, lakes, streams ... and beaches have been under attack this summer. It's a combination of farm runoff, warm weather, stagnant water and Gov. Branstad and the legislature's inaction on funding Iowa's Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. Click through to read the Des Moines Register's newest editorial.


High nitrate levels plague 60 Iowa cities, data show

July 16, 2015

The state says water supplies of about 260 cities and towns are highly susceptible of becoming contaminated by nitrates and pollutants — about 30 percent of the state's 880 municipal water systems. And unlike Des Moines, many of those cities and towns have no facilities to remove excess nitrates, state officials said.


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