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Kelley asks for public input on river, waterway protection

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:54 p.m. CDT

DES MOINES — State Rep. Dan Kelley of Newton is calling on residents to supply input on restoring the quality of Iowa’s rivers and waterways. 

A legislative Rivers and Waterways Study Committee has been charged with developing recommendations to prioritize river and waterway projects and provide defined goals and measurable improvements for Iowa’s rivers.  

“This is a great opportunity for those interested to weigh in on options for the preservation and improvement of Iowa’s water quality,” Kelley said. “While water pollution will be one of the issues under consideration, the committee can also look at a broad range of river-related issues, depending on the public input received.”

The committee has been asked to consult with interested parties in considering options for restoring the quality of Iowa’s rivers and waterways. Here are some questions that may help guide your input:

1. What goals should guide Iowa’s planning and investment related to rivers and waterways?

2. What kind of river and waterway projects should the state consider supporting?

3. How should projects be prioritized?

4. What improvements to Iowa’s rivers and waterways should be measured?

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