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Water Quality Remains a Major Issue in Iowa and Beyond



A new investigative series from the Cedar Rapids Gazette shows that Iowa has a long way to go when it comes to clean waterways and reductions in nitrate and phosphorus runoff.


In this segment of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with Gazette reporter Erin Jordan, who is leading the investigative project in collaboration with Marquette University.


Later in the conversation, Republican State Representative John Wills of Spirit Lake discusses water quality policy and funding, and Chris Jones, a Research Engineer at IIHR Hydroscience and Engineering at the University of Iowa, looks at what steps need to be taken to improve water quality in Iowa and beyond.


Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River