Upper Iowa River Watershed Project

The Upper Iowa River Watershed Management Authority (UIR – WMA) has selected four sub-watersheds to receive conservation practice funding through the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) and funding from U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Those sub-watersheds include Coon Creek (Allamakee and Winneshiek), Canoe Creek (Winneshiek), North Canoe Creek (Winneshiek), and Ten Mile Creek (Winneshiek).

Program funds will provide 75% cost-share to target practices that retain water in the landscape during heavy rain events to help reduce flood potential.  Those practices include:

  • Farm Ponds
  • Water and Sediment Control Basins
  • Grade Stabilization Structures
  • Wetland Creation
  • Constructed Wetlands
  • Wetland Enhancement

Landowners in one of these watersheds can fill out an application here.  More information can be found on the Winneshiek SWCD website.