Articles from May 2021

The ugly

Iowa Rivers 1 to 45: The Fair, the Marginal, & the Ugly

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Determining whether water is good, bad, or something in between is not at all straightforward. An accurate water-quality index can be useful. Why doesn't Iowa have one?
Map of the watersheds of the central United States

Grading on a Curve

Thursday, May 6, 2021
How much nitrate does Iowa contribute to the Missouri and Mississippi river basins?
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Wake Up and Smell the Manure

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
We need regulation to clean up Iowa’s water. We have a massive, continental-scale problem here with nutrient pollution — one so large that the average person can barely get their head around it.