2008 Calendar Year Report of the Watershed Improvement Reviw Board

(2009) 2008 Calendar Year Report of the Watershed Improvement Reviw Board. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

The Board, codified in Chapter 466A, is an independent, self-governing body directed to improve the quality of water in the state. The Board is authorized to request water quality improvement applications from soil and water conservation districts, local watershed improvement committees, cities, public water supply utilities, and county conservation boards and award grants to these entities. These grants are issued from the Watershed Improvement Fund. In 2008, the Fund was allocated $5 million for state fiscal year 2009 for water quality improvements from the general fund. On February 22, 2008, the Board awarded grants from the SFY 2008 allocation from the Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund to seven applicants. Total amount allocated to these projects is $2,115,694. A Request For Applications was issued Last spring for the SFY 2009 appropriations. On September 12, the Board awarded grants to nine applicants. Total amount allocated to these projects is $3,513,531. A second Request for Applications is underway for the SFY 2009 allocation and will close January 30, 2009.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Watershed Improvement Reviw Board, water quality, WIRB, watershed
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 20957
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2016 14:24
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2016 14:24
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/20957