Protected Water Area System (Iowa)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Iowa

Applies to States or Provinces Iowa
Name Protected Water Area System (Iowa)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Current protected water areas are listed on the Iowa DNR website.

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The Natural Resource Commission maintains a state plan for the design and establishment of a protected water area system and those adjacent lands needed to protect the integrity of that system. A protected water area is defined as a river, lake, wetland, or other body of water permanently designated for special protection. Special management plans are established for each protected water area.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Kim Rasler
Department Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Division Natural Resource Commission


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Iowa Code 462B