Lower Des Moines River Water Trail, July 7, 2017

(2017) Lower Des Moines River Water Trail, July 7, 2017. Natural Resources, Department of


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The Lower Des Moines is a meandered stream. That means that private property begins at the high water mark, typically where vegetation begins. The river bed, sandbars and banks up to the high water mark are held in public trust for the people of Iowa. Sandbar camping is allowed on meandered streams. The US Army Corps of Engineers regulates water levels upstream in Lake Red Rock, so water levels may be unexpectedly low, or high and fast, depending on upstream management.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: DNR, River, Water Trail, Iowa, Nature
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Rivers and streams
ID Code: 28020
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2018 19:00
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2018 19:00
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/28020