2019 Iowa Water Conference
Iowa's Stream Mitigation Method
Tim Hall, Hydrology resources coordinator, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
A revised version of the Iowa Stream Mitigation Method (ISMM 2.0) has just been released by the Army Corps of Engineers (Rock Island District). The goal of the ISMM is not only to prevent the net loss of stream function when impacts are unavoidable, but also to encourage users to plan carefully, to make changes that address the underlying causes of stream instability and contribute to the long-term health of Iowa’s waterways. The most successful projects will be those that consider the long-term evolution of stream channels and their surrounding landscapes, and aim to mimic natural systems. This workshop will take attendees through using version 2.0 of the ISMM. Staff from the DNR, Army Corps of Engineers, DOT, and other local experts will be on-hand to discuss changes to the ISMM and the current status of stream mitigation banks and in-lieu fee programs for stream mitigation in Iowa.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 2:45PM - 5:00 pM – 275 Scheman
This is an optional workshop offered as part of the Iowa Water Conference. Workshop registration is $25 in addition to registration fees for the Iowa Water Conference. For registration information please visit the registration page.