2011 Calendar Year Annual Report of the Watershed Improvement Review Board

(2012) 2011 Calendar Year Annual Report of the Watershed Improvement Review Board. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

The Board, codified in Chapter 466A, is an independent, self-governing body directed to award grants for water quality improvement and flood prevention in the state. The Board is authorized to request applications from soil and water conservation districts, local watershed improvement committees, public water supply utilities, counties, county conservation boards and cities and award grants to these entities. These grants are funded by the Watershed Improvement Fund. Although no appropriation was received in FY2012, returned funds from some prior years' grants plus interest earned on the Watershed Improvement Fund allowed the Board to issue one Request For Applications in 2011. On September 9, the Board awarded grants to eight applicants for a total of $1,506,309. In addition to providing environmental benefits, these implementation projects stimulate economic recovery, empower local groups to improve water quality and create jobs through the purchase oflocal goods and services.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Watershed Improvement Review Board, water quality, WIRB, watershed
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water rights
ID Code: 20960
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/20960