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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Watershed activities in Iowa have had considerable impact on the welfare and environment of our people. Reductions in floodwater, sediment, and erosion damages to lands have been the principal benefits. Preservation and enhancement of the environment is recognized as a by-product for better living for both rural and urban residents. The Flood Control Act of June 22, 1936, a Congressional appropriation in 1953 of 5 million dollars for Pilot Watershed Projects, and the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 (Public Law 566) have been the principal means of initiating watershed projects in Iowa during the past 25 years. The Little Sioux Watershed Project in northwest Iowa was developed under the Flood Control Act of 1936. Three pilot projects were completed, and 35 watershed projects have been authorized for construction under Public Law 566.

Publication Date

1969

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

76

Issue

1

First Page

180

Last Page

186

Copyright

© Copyright 1969 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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