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20 05, 2020

Upper Iowa River Flood Reduction Project: Request for Bids

Upper Iowa River Flood Reduction Project UI-BID-003 https://upperiowariver.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/UI-BID-003_BID-PACKET.pdf Due Oct 2, 2020 at 10:00AM PUBLIC NOTICE: ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Winneshiek County, Iowa The County of Winneshiek is seeking bids for the following project: Construction of flood reduction projects in the Upper Iowa River Watershed- UI-BID- 003 Project Location and Information This project consists of 7 structures on agricultural land within the Upper Iowa River Watershed in Winneshiek County. Plans and Specifications Will be Available September 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM at/from the Offices of: Winneshiek Soil and Water Conservation District 2296 Oil Well Rd Decorah, IA, 52101 Electronic copies of [...]

14 06, 2017

Karst, Water Quality & Livestock: Finding Balance for a Sensitive Geography

Karst, Water Quality & Livestock Forum: Finding Balance for a Sensitive Geography Held on May 30, 2017 at Luther College in Decorah Iowa From: https://www.iaenvironment.org/events/eid/1EBC82C0001C6257/council-events/karst-water-quality-and-livestock-forum/ Thanks to more than 100 attendees at the forum on May 30 for your interest and participation. We especially want to thank the Mississippi River Network (MRN) for a small grant that made the event possible. Additional support came from the Iowa Groundwater Association, Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities and Bob and Donna Bernard-Trout Unlimited Members. Other event co-sponsors were the Allamakee County Protectors – Education Campaign, Practical Farmers of Iowa and Trout Unlimited. [...]

1 06, 2017

Decorah Trail Re-opened Following Flood Damage

Just in time for summer recreation & tourism, Decorah Parks & Recreation is re-opening Dug Road. A section of the popular bike & recreation trail collapsed following heavy rainfalls and flooding last fall. Get a bird's eye view of the extent of the damage on this video, courtesy of Decorah Parks & Rec's YouTube page. After that, head outside to enjoy the temporarily patched-up trail for yourself!

10 11, 2016

Prairie: The Ultimate Sandbag

Laura Jackson, Director - Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa From the Fall 2016 Issue of the Tallgrass Prairie Center Newsletter. Recent floods this fall remind us that our region is shockingly vulnerable—but we are responding by getting good at filling sandbags. There is no doubt that the innovations are something to be proud of. The City of Cedar Rapids was able to deploy large containers of sand called HESCO barriers to serve as a temporary levee system. Another company has figured out a technology to process the tens of thousands of heavy, wet sandbags after use so the clean-up [...]

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