The case for an Iowa water-management plan
January 7, 2010
The state geologist has produced a report on the Jordan Aquifer
, the below-ground water supply that provides municipal water
to most Iowans. The report indicates that the drawdown levels in the aquifer have been considerable near some of Iowa's largest communities, including Des Moines, Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, and Fort Dodge. The report argues the case for a water-management plan for the state, since the possibility exists that continued demand growth could lead to challenges maintaining water supplies for some communities into coming decades.
last revised January 2010