Articles from August 2021

Map showing average annual recharge in Iowa based on baseflow measured at 132 stream

Groundwater Recharge and Drought

Monday, August 23, 2021
Clearly, drought is an issue that affects all Iowans and understanding the consequences of drought on groundwater recharge will be important during an uncertain climate future.
A person walking on a streambank

Eroding streambanks contribute phosphorus export

Monday, August 23, 2021
Eroding streambanks contribute a third or more of the phosphorus export from the state, according to estimates from ground-breaking research led by Keith Schilling and Matthew Streeter from the Iowa Geological Survey at the University of Iowa, along with co-investigators from Iowa DNR, Iowa State University and USDA.