Dry Run Creek

Dry Run Creek

Dry Run Creek is a 15,177 acre watershed which flows through residential, industrial, and commercial areas including the city of Cedar Falls and the University of Northern Iowa before outletting into the Cedar River.  In 2002, a segment of the southwest branch was listed on Iowa’s 303(d) list of impaired waters due to a lack of diversity and abundance of aquatic life.  In 2008, the creek received a second impairment designation when it was placed on the 303(d) list for bacterial impairment.

Because the watershed is impaired, it is eligible for state and federal funding to improve it.  The focus of the project is to improve water quality in both rural and urban sectors of the watershed; the three major components of the watershed are project installation, monitoring and outreach and education.


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