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The Lower Cedar River Watershed Plan

The Lower Cedar River Watershed Plan is made possible by a competitive grant award through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Project Partners.

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East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG): ​Provide technical assistance and grant administration services.


Iowa Department of Natural Resources: Provide technical and planning assistance to watersheds and are a direct resource to watersheds for formation of watershed management authorities and capacity building.


The Iowa Flood Center: Provides technical hydrologic analysis and community outreach.


Iowa State University-Extension and Outreach (ISUEO): Provide assistance for outreach and communication planning, technical assistance training, and outreach materials development.


United States Geological Survey (USGS): ​Provide water quality and quantity data for the entire Cedar River basin.


The Iowa Water Center: ​Provide data and analysis from the Daily Erosion Project as well as communication and outreach assistance.


University of Northern Iowa-Tallgrass Prairie Center: ​Provide outreach and technical assistance for native prairie and the Prairie on Farms program. 


The Nature Conservancy/World Wildlife Fund/University of Minnesota: ​Provide data and analysis from SWAT model to help prioritize conservation efforts and effectiveness of various conservation practices.

University of Iowa-Hydroscience and Engineering (IIHR): Program lead for watershed projects implementation, modeling, and monitoring.

Hydroscience & Engineering

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship: Direct resource to watersheds for assistance with implementing watershed projects.

Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency ManagementAid in outreach and education activities for public resilience programs and development of planning documents and technical assistance.​​

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