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Fish Habitat Partnerships Making A Difference in the Boone River Watershed, Iowa

from the National Fish Habitat Partnership's 2015 Through a Fish's Eye Report

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Partnership - Fishers and Farmers Partnership The Boone River Watershed is included in the Mississippi River Basin Initiative and is a priority watershed of the Fishers & Farmers Partnership, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the Nature Conservancy (TNC). The Boone River is a tributary of the Des Moines River in north-central Iowa. Current and past land use practices in the Boone River Watershed have affected both water flows and currents through excessive siltation. As a result, oxbow habitat has been degraded and fragmented and water quality impaired. Oxbows are wetlands, ponds or lakes, often crescent shaped, that form when a stream reach becomes separated from the main stream when sedimentation closes off the [...]

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The U.S Geological Survey (USGS) is partnering with the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) to produce the 2015 report entitled, "Through a Fish's Eye: The Status of Fish Habitats in the United States 2015". The information contained within this item is a product of NFHP. The Bureau is neither responsible nor liable for the accuracy or the use of the scientific content within this item. This content is considered preliminary pending subsequent review and approval.
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  • Boone River Watershed, Iowa - Oxbow Restoration Project

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