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Stories Tagged "water quality"

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Iowa Works to Reduce Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone (#302)

posted on September 17, 2009 at 9:19 AM

Iowa Works to Reduce Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone (#302)
The Iowa Journal travels to Boone and Otho to look at projects aimed at reducing nutrient runoff from farm fields. That runoff ends up in nearby waterways and travels as far as the Gulf of Mexico, contributing to pollution that is killing... 05:20 Read More »

Living with Future Floods in Iowa: Overview of 2008 Floods (Full Programs) (#231)

posted on June 2, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Living with Future Floods in Iowa: Overview of 2008 Floods (Full Programs) (#231)
Full Program: Since 1980, Iowa has recorded at least 230 river flooding events. Is it time for Iowa to change the way it deals with floods? Can more be done to slow runoff from the rural landscape? What can urban areas do to reduce the damage? Can Iowa get... 26:46 Read More »

Solutions for Future Iowa Floods (#231)

posted on June 2, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Solutions for Future Iowa Floods (#231)
Since 1980, Iowa has recorded at least 230 river flooding events. Is it time for Iowa to change the way it deals with floods? Can more be done to slow runoff from the rural landscape? What can urban areas do to reduce the damage? Can Iowa get... 04:02 Read More »

Urban Issues with the Iowa Floods (#231)

posted on June 2, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Urban Issues with the Iowa Floods (#231)
Since 1980, Iowa has recorded at least 230 river flooding events. Is it time for Iowa to change the way it deals with floods? Can more be done to slow runoff from the rural landscape? What can urban areas do to reduce the damage? Can Iowa get... 07:47 Read More »

Storm Water Management - Flood Prevention (Full Program) (#173)

posted on August 29, 2008 at 9:59 AM

Storm Water Management - Flood Prevention (Full Program) (#173)
Full Program: Two-thirds of the water reaching Iowa's landscape goes directly to rivers, streams and lakes often causing flooding the likes of which were seen this summer in much of Iowa. "The Iowa Journal" will explore flood prevention measures, such as... 28:46 Read More »

Discussion: Storm Water Management - Flood Prevention (#173)

posted on August 27, 2008 at 3:20 PM

Discussion: Storm Water Management - Flood Prevention (#173)
Two-thirds of the water reaching Iowa's landscape goes directly to rivers, streams and lakes often causing flooding the likes of which were seen this summer in much of Iowa. "The Iowa Journal" will explore flood prevention measures, such as... 10:00 Read More »

Storm Water Management - Flood Prevention (Feature) (#173)

posted on August 19, 2008 at 11:31 AM

Storm Water Management - Flood Prevention (Feature) (#173)
Two-thirds of the water reaching Iowa's landscape goes directly to rivers, streams and lakes often causing flooding the likes of which were seen this summer in much of Iowa "The Iowa Journal" will explore flood prevention measures, such as... 05:00 Read More »

Discussion: Recreation on Iowa's Rivers (#167)

posted on July 11, 2008 at 11:33 AM

Discussion: Recreation on Iowa's Rivers (#167)
Before the floods and tornadoes hit Iowa, the legislature passed and the governor signed a $12 million appropriation to help communities improve and reinvigorate their riverfronts for economic development. The Iowa Journal will examine the efforts... 12:08 Read More »

Rivers as Recreation (Full Program) (#167)

posted on July 11, 2008 at 11:17 AM

Rivers as Recreation (Full Program) (#167)
Full Program: Examine the efforts to attract canoeists, kayakers and others to Iowa's rivers for recreation. 27:46 Read More »

Rivers as Recreation in Iowa (Feature) (#167)

posted on July 7, 2008 at 9:57 AM

Rivers as Recreation in Iowa (Feature) (#167)
Before the floods and tornadoes hit Iowa, the legislature passed and the governor signed a $12 million appropriation to help communities improve and reinvigorate their riverfronts for economic development. The Iowa Journal will examine the efforts... 04:15 Read More »

Discussion: Cleaning Iowa's Rivers: Municipal Sewage Treatment & Water Quality in Iowa (#158)

posted on May 15, 2008 at 2:35 PM

Discussion: Cleaning Iowa's Rivers: Municipal Sewage Treatment & Water Quality in Iowa (#158)
Water pollution's effects on aquatic life and the humans who recreate in the river are discussed by Susan Heathcoate, Water Program Director with the Iowa Environmental Council, and Wayne Gieselman, Division Administrator of the Environmental... 14:34 Read More »

Iowa's Municipal Sewage Treatment (Full Program) (#158)

posted on May 15, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Iowa's Municipal Sewage Treatment (Full Program) (#158)
Full Program: Iowa faces a crumbling underground infrastructure of sewer lines that if go unfixed can divert, or leech, untreated wastewater into nearby streams and rivers. 27:46 Read More »

Fixing Iowa's Sewage Pollution Problems in Rivers and Streams (#158)

posted on May 6, 2008 at 3:03 PM

Fixing Iowa's Sewage Pollution Problems in Rivers and Streams (#158)
The Iowa Journal visits Boone and Sheldahl, two communities facing fines until they moved forward with costly upgrades of their underground municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. 04:54 Read More »

Discussion: Iowa's Water Quality and Quantity (#133)

posted on January 31, 2008 at 7:36 PM

Rich Leopold and L.D. McMullen discuss important issues concerning Iowa's water quality and management. Read More »

Iowa Water Issues (Full Program) (#133)

posted on January 28, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Iowa Water Issues (Full Program) (#133)
Full Program: Iowa may seem rich in water resources, but how much of it is protected from pollution and available for Iowans to use for drinking water, recreation and industry? 27:46 Read More »
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