English River Watershed management meeting set for May 7 – The Kalona News, 4/24/13

English River Watershed Management Authority Proposed

Watershed Management Authorities (WMAs) are an emerging approach to addressing flood and water quality issues in Iowa. Several WMAs have been formed over the past year and are currently engaging in planning efforts at the watershed scale. WMAs are intergovernmental cooperative agreements among cities, counties, and Soil & Water Conservation Districts, and typically involve other community stakeholders as well.

The English River WMA would be the first of its kind in the Iowa River Basin. The City of Kalona’s efforts to establish a WMA for the English River are commendable and represent a great step toward improving this tributary of the Iowa River.

From The Kalona News / Ronald Slechta: The City of Kalona is spearheading efforts to establish a watershed management authority, through a 28E agreement, for the English River region. An introductory meeting on this topic will be held Tuesday, May 7th, at 7:00 PM, at Knoll Ridge Country Club in North English, Iowa. READ MORE: http://www.kalonanews.com/articles/2013/04/24/community/doc5177fa473d1e0920438539.txt

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This map shows the existing WMAs in Iowa.

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