A Tale of Soap and Water: Soap Creek Leads the State in Flood Mitigation

Public engaged in conversation with IFC Director at Soap Creek Watershed Tour

By Jackie Hartling Stolze, Iowa Flood Center   They couldn’t stop the flood, but they could slow it down. Tim Sandeen remembers the bad old days in the Soap Creek Watershed. When he was a teenager, he and his friends would drive down to Soap Creek after a big rain to look at the damage. […]

Meet Kate Giannini, Communications Specialist for the IWA


Kate Giannini, a Johnson County native, has been immersed in the conservation and natural resources field on agricultural and urban landscapes for eleven years. A majority of that time was spent in a partnership position between the Johnson County Planning Department and the Johnson County Soil & Water Conservation District. During that time, Kate gained […]

Job Opening: Upper Iowa River WMA Conservation Technician


Announcement Date: November 3, 2017 Application Closing Date: November 28, 2017 Anticipated Date of Hire: January 15, 2018 Winneshiek Soil and Water Conservation District seeks a Conservation Technician to assist in the survey and design of conservation practices that will address the goals of the Iowa Watershed Approach project for the Upper Iowa River Watershed. […]

Get to Know Marius Agua

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By Mikael Mulugeta After two years as project manager for an NGO project in the Philippines, Marius Agua will serve as the project coordinator for the North Raccoon River Watershed Management Coalition (NRRWMC). In this new role, Agua will work with the NRRWMC to facilitate watershed planning activities, manage the implementation of flood resiliency conservation […]

Iowa Drought Conditions 2017

Animation showing drought conditions across Iowa with a particular focus on IWA watersheds. The animation was developed using data from the US Drought Monitor.