Quasqueton, Iowa Flood Resilience Action Plan Now Available

By |2021-08-10T16:17:10-05:00August 10th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Northeast Iowa RC&D, with assistance from the University of Iowa Flood Resilience Team, and the City of Quasqueton have been working on a Flood Resilience Action Plan for the Community. Quasqueton was selected by the University of Iowa Flood Resilience Team to develop a Flood Resilience Action Plan (FRAP) as part of a project funded by [...]

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Upper Wapsi WMA BID Packet 007 Now Open!

By |2021-08-03T09:15:17-05:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

General Bid Information: The general nature of the improvement consists of two adjacent projects where a pond and county road culvert project will be constructed land within the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed located in Buchanan County, Iowa. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to: mobilization, site preparation, topsoiling, core trench excavation, embankment construction, [...]

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UW-006_BID Now Open!

By |2021-05-24T09:18:08-05:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

The general nature of the improvement consists of four individual project locations where a pond, wetland, or county road project will be constructed on agricultural and municipal county right of way within the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed located in Buchanan County, Iowa. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to: mobilization, site preparation, top-soiling, [...]

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Upper Wapsi WMA BID-005 Now Open!

By |2021-02-24T12:23:14-05:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Bid-005 for the Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed Management Authority is now open for bids from interested contractors. The general nature of the improvement consists of four individual project locations where conservation practices (wetlands, ponds, oxbows) will be constructed in accordance with Iowa NRCS Standard Specifications and the project special specifications. The projects will be constructed on agricultural [...]

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Upper Wapsipinicon River WMA Bid Packet 1 Now Open!

By |2019-12-09T10:19:50-05:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Flood Mitigation, Uncategorized, Watershed Management|

The first Bid Packet for the IWA project is now open. At the link you will find the electronic files for the first bid package for Upper Wapsi WMA (UW-BID-001) for download. Click the link below to download files associated with this bid packet that came through the Shive-Hattery, Inc. Info Exchange Website. Download all associated [...]

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New Northeast Iowa Urban Stormwater Demonstration Site Now Open

By |2019-08-07T16:24:36-05:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Community Stormwater Management, Flood Mitigation, Uncategorized|

This summer, construction of several innovative urban stormwater conservation practices was completed as a part of a new Regional Urban Stormwater Demonstration Site at Northeast Iowa RC&D. The site, across from City Hall in Postville, Iowa, provides real-life examples of several different urban stormwater conservation practices, which were installed as a part of a partnership between [...]

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Reducing Cost and Flood Impacts on the Farm with Ray Archuleta

By |2018-07-19T09:55:27-05:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Field day event hosted by the Tainter Creek Farmer-Led Watershed Council with an evening event on July 25th 6 pm - 9:30 (Meal provided) Field day is July 26th 10 am - 4 pm at Woodhill Farms                                          [...]

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Bremer County Field Day: New Iowa Flood Center Weather Forecast Flood and Drought

By |2018-05-15T08:19:02-05:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Working with the Iowa Flood Center (IFC), Bremer County now has their very own IFC Weather Station to help forecast floods and droughts, plus up to the minute data on soil moisture and temperature, groundwater, etc.  This data can be accessed by citizens via the internet 24/7,  with updates every 15 minutes.  This is one of the [...]

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Upper Wapsi Watershed Open Houses

By |2017-10-31T10:43:23-05:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Clean Water, Flood Mitigation, Uncategorized, Watershed Management|

Residents and landowners in the Upper Wapsi Watershed are invited to a series of Public Meeting Open Houses. Who might want to come? Anyone who is interested in... Keeping communities and landowners in the Upper Wapsi protected from flooding. Sustaining clean water. Learning about urban conservation practices that can beautify communities and help better manage stormwater [...]

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The Wapsipinicon River

The Wapsipinicon River stretches over 290 miles from the Iowa/Minnesota border all the way to the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa. Although it only extends two miles into Minnesota, the Wapsipinicon River is the fifth largest Iowa tributary of the Mississippi, being surpassed in length only by the Des Moines, Cedar, Iowa, and Skunk rivers. It is a long narrow watershed that for 180 miles averages barely more than 15 miles wide and thus it has no major tributary.

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Even though it is narrow, this watershed covers 4.5% of Iowa. The Wapsipinicon River boasts the longest, continuous stretch of natural and scenic river corridor in the Iowan Surface Region of Iowa. Much of that river corridor is in public ownership and dominated by wooded wetlands and riparian forests that provide habitat for birds, reptiles and other animal species, as well as birders, boaters, paddlers and anglers.

The Upper Wapsi

The Upper Wapsipinicon River, or Upper Wapsi, is a section that includes the 270 miles of river above Anamosa, Iowa. The Upper Wapsi Watershed drains over 1 million acres and encompasses all or portions of 11 counties, 27 communities, 17 unincorporated villages, 120 lakes and 8 major rivers and streams totaling over 2,000 river miles.

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