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Water Quality Improvement and Flood Prevention Funds Available

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at 6:28 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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Flooded rivers and streams have created problems again this year and funding may be obtainable for the prevention of farmland flooding.  The Iowa Department of Agriculture is persuading eligible groups to apply for grants to support projects that will improve water quality or help prevent flooding in Iowa.  Jerry Neppel, Environmental Specialist with the Department of Agriculture says the purpose of these grants is for water quality improvement and flood prevention.

There are grant funds available to local watershed improvement committees, soil and water conservation districts, county conservation boards, as well as cities and counties for future projects.  The grants will total between $743,000 and $1.2 million.

The projects can receive up to $500,000 in funding over five years.  Applications are due tomorrow and can be found on the Iowa Department of Agriculture’s website by clicking here.