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Low water levels cause issues in West Nishnabotna river

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September 18th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – The ongoing drought continues to cause flow issues on some Iowa rivers. D-N-R Conservation and Recreation Division administrator, Pete Hildreth, says the West Nishnabotna River is too low to allow pumping at the main marsh for the Riverton Wildlife Area.

He says another area of the wildlife area has been able to get water pumped in.

He says that marsh area is four inches below normal, but that have had enough water for the teal hunting season. Hildreth says they hope to eventually get more water in the other marsh.

Hildreth made his comments during the recent Natural Resources Commission meeting, and says there are other areas that are also dealing with low water issues.