Water Quality Improvements Lead to Mussels’ Return, Upper Iowa River Off State Impaired Waters List

DECORAH — The Upper Iowa River seemed an unlikely candidate for Iowa’s impaired waters list, noted for its exceptional water quality and stellar outdoor recreation opportunities. Still, native freshwater mussels were struggling to survive in the river – until a local effort stepped in to make major changes on the land. That effort was just

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NEW Snapshot Data Maps!

PSCW is proud to announce that we now have interactive maps showcasing our water quality data over the last 20 years! You can now explore the watershed that you live in and learn which Snapshot sites that we test every year near you. Click here to check them out!

PSCW January Board Meeting

PSCW’s January Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 14 from 6-8 pm on the 1st floor of the Scott County Administrative Building (600 W 4th St., Davenport, IA). The public is welcome to attend and learn about our plans for 2020!

Scott County Tries Treating Sewage with Algae

Scott County is pioneering a new way to treat sewage generated at West Lake Park. The technology is a first in Iowa, using only algae, and no chemicals, to clean the water. News 8 received a first look at the facility. Read about the innovative project here.


Click here to read about how a farm adapts to unpredictable weather conditions and changing perceptions of farming.

Feb. 1 Snapshot Training

Partners of Scott County Watersheds will be hosting an in-depth Snapshot training on Saturday, February 1 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Davenport Public Works building (1200 E 46th St., Davenport, IA). The Snapshot Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring events have been taking place since 2003. Three times a year, groups of volunteers will test around 50 sites

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