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 By Jared Strong    News    September 7, 2023

Iowa drought is now worst in a decade

Overall dryness in Iowa expanded last week amid unrelenting heat and a lack of rainfall and is now worse than it's been since March 2013, according to a Thursday report by the U.S. Drought Monitor....

 By Jared Strong    News    June 8, 2023

DNR proposes new restrictions to prevent Ocheyedan River from drying up

A rural water system in northwest Iowa would be required to idle its wells near the Ocheyedan River when its flow is too low, according to a Department of Natural Resources plan to keep the river...

 By Jared Strong    News    May 11, 2023

Judge: Iowa's pipeline land survey law is unconstitutional

State law that allows hazardous liquid pipeline companies access to private land for surveys is unconstitutional because it doesn't provide compensation for intangible damages suffered by landowners,...

 By Jared Strong    News    April 13, 2023

Osceola Rural Water pushes back against DNR's restrictions

A rural water utility in northwest Iowa wants to relax its state-mandated reporting requirements despite regulators' finding that it contributed to a river running dry last year. "We're done being...

 By Jared Strong    News    December 29, 2022

Part of a northwest Iowa river has been pumped dry

A significant stretch of a northwest Iowa river has run dry several times in the past seven years as a rural water utility has pumped more water from the ground – at least a quarter of which is...  Website


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