In partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the ISU Limnology Lab monitors the water quality of over 130 publicly significant lakes in the state of Iowa. This vast dataset has been collected for more than 17 years and is used to assess the health of Iowa's lakes and inform management and restoration efforts.
To learn more about the Ambient Lake Monitoring program, visit the DNR website.
Des Moines River Water Quality Network
The Des Moines River Water Quality Network (DMRWQN) is a surface water quality monitoring project, conducted by investigators in Iowa State University's departments of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology and Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering under contract with the Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.