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Public input wanted for watershed plan in Dubuque Co.

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DUBUQUE COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Catfish Creek Watershed Management Authority and the City of Dubuque are seeking input from the public before a watershed management plan is finalized. The plan addresses flooding and water quality degradation of the a 46,300 acre watershed in Dubuque County.

The public input meeting will be Wednesday, November 12 at 6 p.m.. It will be held at the Mines of Spain Recreation Area's E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center on Old Bellevue Road.

A draft of the plan will be presented by Applied Ecological Services (AES), the consultant assisting with the development of the plan. City leaders, including City of Dubuque Engineering Technician Dean Mattoon, Dubuque Soil and Water Conservation District Urban Conservationist Eric Schmechel and Catfish Creek Watershed Authority board members, will also be available to answer questions and take comments.

The 57-square-mile watershed includes industrial centers, residential neighborhoods, rolling cropland, steep bluffs and rock outcrops and dense forests in Dubuque as well as parts of Asbury, Peosta and Centralia.. For more information on the Catfish Creek Watershed, visit www.catfishcreekwatershed.org.

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