Steps towards watershed management in the Iowa/Cedar basin
September 21, 2012
The Cedar River Watershed Coalition
is a group mainly composed of government agencies up and down the Iowa and Cedar River basins that are working towards raising public awareness
of the need for management of runoff and water use throughout their common watershed area. Comprehensive watershed management has not historically been a high priority in Iowa, but that may be changing with serious floods in 2008
, and 2011
still in mind. 2012 may have been extraordinarily dry, but that may just serve to reinforce the perception that we need to think more strategically about managing our rivers and water resources.