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Join Us for an Upper Wapsi IWA Project Tour

May 20th, 2022|

Through the Statewide Iowa Watershed Approach Project, the Upper Wapsipinicon WMA implemented 28 flood reduction practices in Buchanan and Delaware Counties. This tour will showcase several of the implemented projects where you can learn how they were implemented and why they are important to creating a more resilient Upper Wapsipinicon River watershed. Hear from several presenters such as project Coordinators from Northeast Iowa RC&D, Project Engineer from Shive Hattery, project landowners, and the Iowa Flood Center. A light lunch hosted by Buchanan County Pork Producers will be provided at the conclusion of the tour. Other tour sponsors include: Iowa DNR, Buchanan SWCD, Iowa State Extension, and Northeast Iowa RC&D.

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Join Us for an Upper Wapsi IWA Project Tour

May 20th, 2022|

Through the Statewide Iowa Watershed Approach Project, the Upper Wapsipinicon WMA implemented 28 flood reduction practices in Buchanan and Delaware Counties. This tour will showcase several of the implemented projects where you can learn [...]

Upper Wapsi BID 008 Now Open!

October 1st, 2021|

General Bid Information: The general nature of the improvement consists of three individual project locations where grassed waterways, water and sediment control basins, and agricultural drain tile will be installed on private agricultural land within [...]

Upper Wapsi WMA BID Packet 007 Now Open!

August 3rd, 2021|

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 [...]

UW-006_BID Now Open!

May 24th, 2021|

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 [...]

Upper Wapsi WMA BID-005 Now Open!

February 24th, 2021|

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 [...]

Upper Wapsi WMA Bid-004 Now Open!

January 11th, 2021|

Bid-004 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) will be constructed [...]

Upper Wapsipinicon BID-003 Opening

December 18th, 2020|

Bid-003 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 (oxbows and ponds) will [...]

Second Bid Packet Now Open!

July 15th, 2020|

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS UW-BID-002 PHASE 2 WATERSHED IMPROVEMENTS (13-NDRI-005) HOWARD COUNTY, IOWA PROJECT: Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed Management Authority UW-BID-002 Phase 2 Watershed Improvements (13-NDRI-005) Buchanan County, Iowa BIDS DUE:  July 30, 2020  2:00 P.M. Shive-Hattery, [...]

Upper Wapsi in the News!

April 2nd, 2018|

Work on Wapsipinicon will reduce flooding, aid wildlife Orlan Love, Gazette correspondent Construction is expected to begin later this year on a project intended to reduce flood impacts and improve water quality in the Wapsipinicon [...]

Upper Wapsi Watershed Open Houses

October 31st, 2017|

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 [...]

Rain Gardens: Beautiful and Beneficial

October 2nd, 2017|

Rain gardens utilize good soil and deep-rooted plants to infiltrate runoff from a smaller area, such as a roof, driveway, or a section of street or parking lot. Often rain gardens are beautifully landscaped with [...]

Bioswales: Not your grandmother’s storm sewer

September 25th, 2017|

A bioswale can be used in place of a traditional storm sewer. Planted with deep-rooted native grasses, flowers, and shrubs, bioswales beautify while helping water filter and infiltrate. Bioswales work best when they are placed [...]

Presidential disaster declared following July flooding

August 29th, 2017|

Areas of the Upper Wapsi Watershed experienced severe flash flooding in July, prompting a presidential disaster declaration. Check out the video, shared by Bremer County Emergency Management, of flooding in the community of Sumner.

Water Sampling in the Upper Wapsi

June 12th, 2017|

Elaine Hughes prepares to draw samples from Buffalo Creek near Quasqueton. A couple of times a month, volunteers collect water samples from streams, creeks and the Wapsipinicon River. Samples are sent to Coe [...]

Spring Flooding in the Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed

April 17th, 2017|

The Plum Creek Bike & Nature Trail was under water on Easter Sunday. Heavy spring rains contributed to sodden fields, washed-out bridges and overflowing creeks in the Upper Wapsipinicon watershed over the weekend. [...]

The Daily Erosion Project

March 21st, 2017|

The Daily Erosion Project (DEP) estimates precipitation, runoff, sheet and rill erosion, and hillslope delivery in near real time, on over 2000 watersheds in the Midwest (Figure 1). It does this by running the Water [...]

Building a Stormwater Quality Management Program in Readlyn

March 14th, 2017|

The City of Readlyn recently received $70,000 from the Iowa Water Quality Initiative Urban Conservation Project to be used to support a local partnership brought together with the common goal of building a stormwater quality management [...]

The Upper Wapsi Watershed Management Authority

February 13th, 2015|

The Upper Wapsi Watershed Management Authority is currently signing up entities that would like to join. Watershed Management Authorities form under a 28E agreement authorized by Iowa code. Entities eligible to join a WMA are [...]