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Mitigating Flooding and Improving Water Quality in the Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed – Iowa Learning Farms Virtual Field Day
October 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Thursday, October 15th at 1 p.m. CDT, Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual field day highlighting public and private partnerships aiming to reduce flooding and improve water quality in the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed on Thursday, October 15th at 1 p.m. CDT.
Join us for a live conversation with Tori Nimrod and Ross Evelsizer, Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed Coordinators with Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development (pictured) and Luke Monat and Daniel Jensen, engineers at Shive-Hattery Inc. Architecture & Engineering.
The small wetland will reduce flows from the capture zone by around 50% during a 100 year flood event or a 6.6 inch rainfall event. A goal for the Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed Management Authority (WMA) is to implement 28 projects on both private and public properties that will help to mitigate flooding in the watershed.
“Watershed management is a long-term process, and the Upper Wapsipinicon is only in the beginning phases of that process. The projects implemented as a part of the Iowa Watershed Approach Project will help build flood resilience for watershed residents in the future,” noted Nimrod.
Don’t miss this virtual field day!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Shortly before 1:00 pm: click the button below or visit our events page and click “Join Live Virtual Field Day”.
Or, join via phone:
Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 914 1198 4892