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Latest DNR report shows half of Iowa’s water bodies are impaired

Posted on AllSides March 24th, 2024
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ most recent water quality assessment report showed that over half of the state’s water bodies are impaired, which means they are unsafe for their designated uses. The department is required to release a report every two years on all impaired streams based on guidelines provided by the Clean Water Act. The state must specify the body’s use, such as drinking water or recreational use, to provide a guideline for how much contamination or impairment is acceptable for that use. Much of the state’s impairments...

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