Dnr Announces New Lakes And Streams Program


Mar 11, 2001
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DNR Announces New Lakes and Streams Program Coordinator


Feb 2003

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has hired Mike McGhee as the new Iowa lakes and rivers projects coordinator.

McGhee will coordinate restoration efforts at existing lakes, including dredging and improvements in the lake watershed. He will also work with lakes that are still in the planning stages, by providing input on watershed improvements and other work to allow the lake to have the best water quality possible.

“One of our goals is to remove our lakes from the impaired waters list, and to work to prevent any additional lakes from being listed as impaired,” McGhee said.

McGhee will also work with the Marine Fuel Tax grant committee that provides money to local groups working to improve access or water quality in lakes and rivers. He will also be working to form a state lake association and with the watershed groups.

McGhee, originally from Wichita, Kan., was the fish management biologist working out of the DNR’s Mt. Ayr fish hatchery for nearly 27 years. He worked with local and state groups to help build Three Mile and Twelve Mile lakes in Union County, and oversaw numerous existing lake renovation projects.

For more information, contact McGhee at 515-281-6281, or by e-mail at mike.mcghee@dnr.state.ia.us.

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