Maquoketa River

Watershed Management Authority Newsletter

September 2023


Updates From Us

Iowa Flood Center receives $1M for Eastern Iowa

The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa was awarded $1 million to expand flood and drought monitoring, watershed management, and forecasting services in Eastern Iowa through Congress’s Community Project Funding championed by Congresswoman Ashley Hinson and Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

“This funding will help ensure Iowa remains a national leader in flood prediction,” said Larry Weber, professor of civil and environmental engineering and co-founder of the Iowa Flood Center. “We’re grateful for our partnerships at the local, state, and federal levels that supported this project and made it possible.”

The Congressional funding supports the installation of additional stream sensors and hydrostations throughout the Lower Cedar River and Maquoketa River watersheds to collect data and monitor hydrologic conditions in real-time. The IFC will develop a detailed hydrologic assessment and online visualization system for each watershed to guide water resource management, planning, and conservation implementation activities. The project builds off the framework of the IFC-led $97 million Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) program and will bring together local watershed stakeholders to improve community flood resilience and increase mitigation efforts.

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Watershed signs are going up

Look what is hitting the landscape!

Thanks to the DNR County Sign Grant, 27 of these signs (as shown) will be placed around the perimeter of the watershed and another 26 will be installed over non-signed streams (with stream name). We are grateful to the county road and sign crews in ALL 8 counties in charge of getting these new roadside additions in place!

Exciting news...


For a look back at all the events in the last month, check out the photos on our Facebook page!

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click on the links below to see what's happening this Autumn!

  • Delaware county-

  • Jones County

  • Jackson County

  • Dubuque County


  • Fayette County

  • Clinton County

  • Buchanan County-

  • Clayton County-

Where is the Maquoketa River Watershed?

An area covering 9 counties which all lead to the Mighty Mississippi.

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