Iowa's Beach Monitoring Program, 2008

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Since its inception in 2000, the goal of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Beach Monitoring Program has been to safeguard public health while striving to improve public understanding of watershed processes and the ways in which bacteria impact recreational waters. This is accomplished through the routine collection and analysis of water samples for indicator bacteria at swimming areas throughout the state in conjunction with comprehensive monitoring, research, and community outreach.

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  • Fact Sheet


  • critical issues, database publication, water quality, iowa