What is a Watershed?

A watershed is an area of land that channels rainfall, snowmelt, and runoff to waterways like creeks and rivers. Source: NOAA
 
These waterways eventually lead to large bodies of water like bays and oceans.

The Maquoketa River Watershed channels water into creeks and streams that flow into the Maquoketa River.

 

The river then flows into the Mississippi River, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

This map shows all of the HUC-8 watersheds in Iowa. Our watershed is outlined in blue.

Our goals

Protecting Local Drinking Water
Reducing Flooding
Supporting Positive Soil Health Practices
Promoting Recreation
Improving overall water quality

What do you think about the Maquoketa River?

Tell us here!

Maquoketa River WMA Stakeholder Survey

Where to next?

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WHAT IS A WATERSHED?
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MAQUOKETA RIVER WATERSHED
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563-221-1930

maquoketariverwma@gmail.com

MR WMA c/o LB RC&D

PO Box 421

Mechanicsville, IA 52057

Larry McDevitt, Chair

Chris Eibey, Vice Chair

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