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Sustainable Rivers

Des Moines River - Sustainable Rivers Program

Dramatic land use and hydrologic changes in the last 150 years have transformed the way water moves through the Des Moines River basin. Increased flooding, erosion, sedimentation, degrading water quality and changes to the natural water regime are prominent issues that hamper the system. The Des Moines River SRP has adopted several practices described below, to address difficult challenges and promote positive environmental changes.