Protected Water Sources (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 Sources (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 As of September 2012, only one water source, located in Linn county, is protected. See section 567.53.7 of the Iowa Rules.

Last Review 2014-07-18
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary


This chapter designates protected water sources, which are subject to additional special conditions regarding water use. Permit applications for water withdrawals from these sources may still be evaluated on a case-by-case basis; applicants are required to demonstrate the effects that will result from such withdrawal. Current protected water sources are listed in section 567.53.7.


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

Authority 1: Iowa Rules 567.53

Authority 2: Iowa Code 455B.262