Program funds will be targeting practices that retain water in the landscape during heavy rain events. These practices include:
75% cost-share is being offered towards the installation of the above mentioned practices. Other promoted practices such as filter strips, contour buffer strips, terraces, denitrifying bioreactors, saturated buffers, riparian buffers and practices that improve soil health (no-till, cover crop, diverse crop rotations, etc.) also have huge impacts on the retention of water in the landscape. There are several cost-share programs that can be used to offset the cost of adopting these practices as well.
Some questions to ask yourself to determine if you would be a good candidate for this project are:
For more information contact Matt Frana, Project Coordinator, at 563-382-4352 x3 or email@example.com. More information may also be found at the following links:
This is a component of a road structure, which could either be a Water and Sediment Control Basin or a Grade Stabilization Structure.
The Winneshiek SWCD has an opening for a Conservation Technician for this project!
Within the Upper Iowa River Watershed, efforts will be focused on four sub-watersheds in order to maximize the effect of program funds. The four sub-watersheds are:
Matt Frana, Project Coordinator
Components of a road structure
Through the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA), Iowans will work together to address factors that contribute to floods and nutrient flows. Iowans will enjoy improvements in quality of life and health resulting from upstream watershed investments tied to community resilience activities. This adaptive model, supported by U.S. Housing & Urban Development dollars, will leverage the principles of Iowa's innovative Nutrient Reduction Strategy to make our communities more resilient to flooding and help improve water quality.
The IWA will accomplish six specific goals: 1) reduce flood risk; 2) improve water quality; 3) increase
resilience; 4) engage stakeholders through collaboration and outreach/education; 5) improve quality
of life and health, especially for vulnerable populations; and 6) develop a program that is scalable
and replicable throughout the Midwest and the United States.
The Upper Iowa River is one of nine distinct watersheds across Iowa which will serve as project sites
for the IWA. Each will leverage a watershed management authority, develop a hydrologic assessment
and watershed plan, and implement projects to reduce the magnitude of downstream flooding and to
improve water quality during and after flood events.