REAP In Your Region: Keg Creek Watershed, Wabash Trace Park and more in southwest Iowa

By Haley Hodges on October 12, 2017 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 Oct. 26, local meetings that allow residents to learn more about REAP and play a role in the programs policies and projects. Find the full REAP Assembly schedule here. 


Region 13

Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page

REAP Assembly – Shenandoah

Oct. 12, 2017 | Open house: 6-6:30 p.m., Assembly: 6:30-8 p.m.

Public Library Auditorium (201 S. Elm St. Shenandoah, IA 51601)

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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

Total REAP investment in Region 13: $8,075,478