Black Hawk Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is partnering with IOWATER and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) volunteer water monitoring program to gather water quality data from the four branches of Dry Run Creek.

A snapshot water quality monitoring event will be held on April 27, from 9 AM-Noon. Volunteers are asked to help collect water samples and data as part of this event. Since 2002, a variety of snapshot samplings have been conducted across Iowa. This snapshot provides a picture of water quality at one point in time.

The group will meet at the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau, 6510 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls at 9 AM, be given instructions on IOWATER monitoring split into small groups, given folders with site locations and directions and sent out to collect water quality data. Locations throughout town will be marked with pink flags and a site ID number.

This event will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. For information on IOWATER and IOWATER certification visit For more information on this event or to RSVP please contact Ashley Kittle the Watershed Conservationist for the Black Hawk Soil and Water Conservation District at 319-296-3262 or