Iowa Watershed Approach Statewide Project Technical Assistance & Cost Share

The English River watershed is part of the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) program, a statewide initiative bringing numerous organizations and institutions together to achieve the following:

  1. Reduce flood risks
  2. Improve water quality
  3. Increase disaster resiliency
  4. Engaging stakeholders
  5. Improving quality of life and health
  6. Develop a program that can be replicated across the Midwest and the U.S.

Eligible Conservation Practices

Through a generous federal grant, we have been able to provide technical assistance and 90% cost sharing for projects on properties in select areas of Poweshiek and Iowa Counties. Eligible projects include:

** All of our funding has been committed, and we are no longer accepting applications**


Map of Projects Built in the English River Watershed with Iowa Watershed Approach Funds 2017 – 2021

Use your cursor to move the map around by clicking once on the map and holding. Click on the “+” to zoom in on the map and click on the “-” to zoom out on the map. Click the “>>” to see the map legend. You can turn layers on and off by checking boxes, to view locations of specific types of practices built with IWA funds.


Iowa Watershed Approach Project partners include: 

Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management, University of Iowa, Iowa Flood Center, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, National Resources Conservation Service, County Soil & Water Conservation Districts, The Nature Conservancy, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Agricultural Water Alliance, Resource Conservation & Development, Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa Association of Counties, and the Silver Jackets Flood Risk Management Team.