Articles from June 2021

discharge on Des Moines river

Des Moines River Discharge Anomaly

Friday, June 25, 2021
Des Moines River flow exceeded that of the Mississippi River on this day.

Take this Stream and Shove It

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Blog entry on the Iowa Supreme Court decision dismissing water-quality concerns in the Raccoon River.
Raccoon River. Photo by Christine Warner (Flickr Creative Commons)

Raccoon River Discharge: 2021 vs. Other Drought Years

Thursday, June 17, 2021
Drought has hit Iowa hard in 2021. How does this dry spell compare to legendary droughts in 1934 and 1956?
Installing a bioreactor on Bogard Farm near Des Moines Photo by Lynn Betts (SWCSIDALS )


Wednesday, June 9, 2021
A recent Polk County plan would install 200 "edge of field" practices to capture nitrate from underground drainage pipes at the expense of Iowa taxpayers. Effective, yes, but is it fair?