A Return to Clear Creek, 2006

(2006) A Return to Clear Creek, 2006. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

At one time, Clear Creek lived up to its name. Originally set among the prairie and oak savannah of the Iowa River valley, legend has it that early settler and Johnson County sheriff Samuel Trowbridge gave the creek its name because of its pristine waters. However, the stream’s natural protections began to weaken as more settlers moved into Iowa. Over time, the prairie disappeared, livestock trampled streambanks, the creek was dredged and straightened, wetlands were drained and urban areas began to take their toll.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Stream Conservation, Water Quality, Lakes, Clear Creek, Creeks
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Lakes
Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Rivers and streams
ID Code: 4709
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 21 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2007
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/4709

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