Details: Tuesday, September 12, beginning at 9:30 am
This event serves as the fall IWA Advisory Board Meeting, and we would like at least one representative from each WMA to participate in the meeting. We will also invite each project coordinator and encourage them to attend.
Most IWA watersheds have begun or will soon begin the planning phase of the project. The achievements of the Soap Creek Watershed over the past 30 years serve as a model for the future, demonstrating the benefits of the locally-led, long-term planning efforts on which the IWA project is built.
Starting in the 1960s, a group of concerned citizens in the Soap Creek Watershed met to discuss flooding and sedimentation problems and possible solutions. The Soap Creek Watershed Board was officially established in 1986, and by 1988, a watershed plan was in place to help guide future decision-making. Following this plan, the Soap Creek Watershed Board has implemented many flood mitigation projects that significantly reduce downstream peak flows during heavy rain events.
During the tour, you will have an opportunity to view constructed flood mitigation projects and visit with landowners, local stakeholders, and IWA partners in attendance. Over the lunch hour, the Iowa Flood Center’s Larry Weber will discuss watershed management in Iowa. The presentation will cover the Iowa Watersheds Project (2010–16), of which the Soap Creek Watershed was a part, and the long-term vision of the Iowa Watershed Approach. The tour is intended to be a social and interactive event that we hope you will enjoy!
For those traveling longer distances, we do have funding available to assist with transportation, hotel, and meal expenses. Please see the attached “IWA Event Support” information sheet for more details.
This event is organized in coordination with local Soap Creek Watershed partners and is open to the public.
Send RSVPs to me (firstname.lastname@example.org, p. 319-384-1729) by Tuesday, September 5.
For more information: Soap Creek Tour Flier & Agenda