Supervisors discuss Boone River Watershed


GARNER – Hancock County supervisors recently discussed a letter and a proposed 28E agreement from the Wright County Soil and Water Conservation District regarding the Boone River Watershed Management Authority. The watershed includes portions of Hancock, Kossuth, Wright, Humboldt, Webster and Hamilton Counties.

 “The Boone River Watershed was established around 8-9 years ago but never really was done correctly and never really did anything,” according to Supervisor Jerry Tlach. “With the help of the DNR and IDALS they have helped to put the group together including all the counties, cities and soil and water conservations in the watershed of the Boone River.”

Tlach attended a Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation meeting where a representative from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and (via teleconference) two persons from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship explained how they were trying to get the Boone River Watershed Project active again.

“The entities that agree to be part of the project will then get together, write bylaws and do the other things needed to get the group looking at ways to maybe improve the water quality in the Boone River by applying for grants or other ways to get things accomplished,” Tlach noted.

Read the complete story in the Dec. 5 Leader.