The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is holding public meetings across the state to gather input on proposed water quality standards designated use changes for selected rivers and streams in Iowa. These changes are intended to enhance the protection of aquatic life and recreational uses in these waters. Rivers affected include segments of the Iowa River, Cedar River, Des Moines River and several others.

Meetings will be held in:


  • Atlantic: Nov. 13.
  • Clear Lake: Nov. 8
  • Independence: Nov. 28
  • Spencer:  Nov. 5
  • Washington: Nov. 27
  • West Des Moines: Nov. 19
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