DNR Keeping Close Eye on Water Quality in Iowa’s Lakes

by Brian Wilson
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Summer’s here and Iowans are hitting the beaches. Dan Kendall, senior environmental specialist with the Iowa D-N-R, says there’s a whole crew of people who are spending the season testing the water quality in our many lakes, some 246 of them.

While “no swimming” advisories have already been issued for a few locations in the state, Kendall says that’s not unusual.

Kendall says it’s a snap to find the latest beach and lake condition reports on the agency’s website, www.iowadnr.gov.

Those lake condition reports are issued every Friday throughout the summer.

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