More Than $500,000 in Funding for Iowa Public Lakes

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources recently announced that six Soil and Water Conservation Districts will receive water quality funding from the Public Owned Lakes program to protect the public lakes in Iowa.

Each year, a minimum of five percent of the appropriation to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship for soil conservation cost share goes toward protecting the water quality of publicly owned lakes in Iowa.

This year, 580,267.28 will allow for targeted conservation practices, including 560 acres of cover crops, 50,890 feet of terraces, 12-grade stabilization structures, four water sediment control basins, and 11 acres of grassed waterways. The list of the lakes with the amount of funds they’re receiving are:

  1. Clarke County Reservoir ($105,975)
  2. Lake Geode ($9,966)
  3. Lake Icaria ($109,250)
  4. Lake Miami ($47,250)
  5. Three Mile Lake ($244,854.41)
  6. Twelve Mile Lake ($62,971.87)


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