Des Moines River Water Quality Network:


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Project Reports Annual Reports | Monthly Reports | Weekly Reports | Bacteria Reports | Presentations | Publications |

Project Data Overall Data Ranges | Download Data |

References Misc Calc | WQI Calc | WQ Standards |

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Environmental News Sources

IDNR News Releases Environmental News Link
WaterTech Online
E, S & T

News & Weather

KCCI-Channel 8 News
Channel 13 News
WOI Channel 5 News
Des Moines Register
Ames Tribune
Pella Chronicle

Iowa State University

Iowa State University
Civil & Construction Engineering Department
Des Moines River Water Quality Network
Iowa Mesonet (climate)
Iowa Soil and Land Use - Dept of Agrononmy
Iowa Water Center
Iowa GIS Server
Iowa Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Limnology Laboratory
Iowa Lakes Valuation Project
Agronomy Extension:  WQ Connection
CARD (Center for Ag & Rural Develop)
ISU Extension Publications: Water Quality
EHS Hazardous Waste On-line Submission Form
Transportation Services
Sponsored Programs Administration
ISU Surplus
ISU Inventory Control
Postal Services

Corps of Engineers

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District, Corps of Engineers
Saylorville Lake
Lake Red Rock
Osprey Cam at Red Rock
Coralville Lake
ERDC Library

U.S. Geological Survey

USGS, Water Resources in Iowa
USGS, DATA Retrieval
USGS, Iowa District Annual Reports, Water Resources in Iowa
National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program
USGS, Realtime Data for Gage 05481300, Des Moines River near Stratford, IA
USGS, Realtime Data for Gage 05481650, Des Moines River near Saylorville, IA
USGS, Realtime Data for Gage 05484500, Raccoon River near Van Meter, IA
USGS, Realtime Data for Gage 05485500, Des Moines River blw Raccoon Riv at Des Moines, IA
USGS, Realtime Data for Gage 05487500, Des Moines River near Runnells, IA
USGS, Realtime Data for Gage 05488500, Des Moines River near Tracy, IA
Historic flow data
National Map Viewer (gis)


Des Moines Iowa F-6 reports (monthly/seasonal summaries)*
Harry Hillaker, State Climatologist, Monthly Summaries * Comparison of New and Old Climate Normals (DSM) US Climate Normals
Annual Climatological Summary
Historical Climate Summary, Des Moines

NOAA, Iowa Climate (all stations)
National Weather Service, Des Moines

Other Weather

Weather for You (for DM barometric pressure)


Surf Your Watershed: Iowa
Surf Your Watershed: Iowa, Middle Des Moines
Surf Your Watershed: Iowa, North Raccoon
Surf Your Watershed: Iowa, Lake Red Rock
EPA Iowa WQ Assessmesnt and TMDL Information
EPA Water Quality Monitoring
EPA National Listing of Fish Consumption Advisories
National Forum on Contaminants in Fish
National Fish Tissue Study
Fish Advisory Newsletter
EPA Region VII
EPA Beach Watch
Mississippi River Watershed
Water Quality Criteria and Standards
EPA Numeric Criteria
State Standards
EPA Federal Register Documents

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
IDNR Water Quality
TMDL and Water Quality Assessment Section (303d and 305b)
Iowa Water Quality Criteria (from IAC, 567, Chapter 61)$fn=default.htm
Rule Reference Documents
Fish Consumption Advisories (Fisheries)
Reporting a Spill
Water Quality at Iowa Beaches
Iowa Geological Survey
Iowa's Ambient Water Monitoring Program
Watershed Initiative (gis)
Fish Kills
IOWATER Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring
Fish Iowa

Des Moines 

Des Moines Water Works
Des Moines WWTP History

University of Iowa

Hawkeye Area Water Quality Initiative
IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering
Hygenic Laboratory
Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination

Iowa DOT

Iowa DOT weather/road information
Road Construction Report


FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition: Pesticides
FDA/CFSAN Action Levels in Food


Agriculture Chemical Useage Report
WQ Information Center
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS)

US Fish & Wildlife Service

Neal Smith National Refuge

National Institute of Health

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Professional Organizations

American Fisheries Society
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
American Water Works Assn

Iowa Professional Organizations

Iowa Academy of Science
ASCE, Iowa Section
Iowa Water Pollution Control Assn
Iowa Rural Water Assn
Iowa Groundwater Assn

Environmental Organizations

Iowa Environmental Council
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Iowa Sierra Club
Isaac Walton League (DM)
Big Bluestem Audubon Society
Iowa Nature Conservancy
Iowa Soil & Water Cons. Soc.
American Rivers
Raccoon River Watershed Association

Library Resources

e library ISU
Internet Public Library: Reference

References / Tools

Weights and Measurements
Iowa Map Room
Topozone for Coordinates
Common Weights and Measures
Iowa Administrative Code ;
Mileage Chart Validator
Lat/long converter
Excel Tips

Additional General Links

Guide to Water Phenomena
Iowa Environmental Potpourri
FedWorld Information Network
Lake and Water Word Glossary
MSDS's on the Internet

Biological Guides

Fishes of Iowa
Aquatic Insect Interactive Verification Program Marcoinvertebrate Key 
IOWATER Macroinvertebrate Key
Phytoplankton Image Library
Iowa Herps
Natureworks for Iowa
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Iowa
Tree ID for Iowa

Equipment & Supplies

Aquatic Sampling Company
Point Four Systems (formerly Common Sensing)
Rickly Hydrological
Forestry Suppliers
Ben Meadows
Lab Safety Supply
Thomas Register
Fisher Scientific
Ultra Scientific
EPA Scientific Supply links


Environmental Jobs in Iowa
Iowa State University Job Search
Univeristy of Iowa Job Search
IDNR Job Search (natural resources)

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