05011-055 Yellow River Watershed Improvement Project Final Report

(2009) 05011-055 Yellow River Watershed Improvement Project Final Report. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

An overall effort has been initiated to improve the quality of the Yellow River in Northeast Iowa by reducing the amount of sediment and bacteria entering the stream. Funding for this project will be utilized to improve stream quality to the level of fully supporting game fish such as brown, rainbow and brook trout, walleye, northern pike and smallmouth bass. The Yellow River has the potential to be one of the top trout streams, not only in Iowa, but in the entire Upper Midwest. This project will greatly enhance recreational activities such as fishing, canoeing and inner tubing and will greatly increase tourism dollars to the state. The project will specifically address two sources of impairment: stream bank erosion and coliform bacteria from both livestock and inadequate human septic systems.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Watershed Improvement Review Board, WIRB, water quality, watershed, Winneshiek County, Allamakee County, SWCD, Allamakee Soil and Water Conservation District
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 21339
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2016 13:10
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 13:10
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21339