REAP In Your Region: Keg Creek Watershed, Viking Lake State Park and more

By Kerri on November 3, 2015 in Blog

For the next six weeks, INHF will be sharing the impact Iowa's REAP program has in communities throughout the state. The Iowa DNR is hosting regional REAP Assemblies until Nov. 5, local meetings that allow residents to learn more about REAP and play a role in the programs policies and projects.


Region 13
Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page

REAP Assembly – Clarinda
Nov. 3, 2015 | Open house: 6-6:30 p.m., Assembly: 6:30-8 p.m.
Lied Center (1140 E Main St, Clarinda, IA 51632)

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Keg Creek Watershed Projects

Located two miles southwest of the Pacific Junction sits Keg Creek Lake, a special project zone for Mills County. Over the years, watersheds improvements have been built to stabilize the stream bank and prevent sediments and pollutants from entering the streams and lake. More than 120 miles of terraces, 19 water and sediment control basins, and three stream bank stabilization projects were installed since 1999 to not only protect road structures, but also to reduce flooding into the City of Glenwood. Today, the lake is protected and stocked with channel catfish, but fishers can also catch bluegills and largemouth bass.

REAP funding for this project: $22,208

Region 13
Region REAP Support (total): $5,969,186