DNR: 2010 efforts saved 24,000 tons of soil

Iowa’s waters may be filthy, but according to a DNR release, they could be worse:

Almost 24,000 tons of soil are staying put on the land and out of Iowa streams, rivers and lakes, thanks to conservation practices installed in fiscal year 2010, according to numbers released by the DNR.

Put that amount of soil in dump trucks, and it would make a line 7.5 miles long. The numbers indicate that conservation practices on agricultural and urban land are effectively reducing pollutants reaching Iowa’s water. Continue reading