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445 Iowa bodies of water need water quality improvements

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - Almost 200 rivers, lakes and streams have been added to Iowa's list of impaired water bodies according to state environmental officials.

The draft 2008 list of impaired waters identifies a total of 445 water bodies in need of water-quality improvement plans.

Iowa officials update the list every two years to include impaired water bodies that don't meet state quality standards. 

The list is then submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to meet requirements under the federal Clean Water Act.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

 

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