Federal officials have reviewed Iowa’s efforts to clean-up rivers and lakes, and are backing off their threat to start regulating Iowa farmers. The E-P-A labeled 157 rivers as “impaired” due to contamination from silt and chemicals. The state has taken steps to monitor the waterways, and converting thousands of riverbank acres to grassy “buffer strips”Governor Tom Vilsack says in the program’s first month, six thousand acres of farmland was converted to buffer strips. It’s keeping almost two million cubic yards of silt out of the state’s rivers.Vilsack will host a meeting in Washington, D-C next month to tout ways government can collaborate with private individuals to clean up waterways.
- Plan to merge Des Moines Waterworks with other systems moving forward
- IDP chair says she’s focused on recruiting leaders for county parties
- Iowa State’s Contreraz wins Big-12 award
- Recommendation would merge or eliminate 111 state boards and commissions
- Railroad spokesman says crossing accidents increase with colder weather
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