Iowa Geological Survey Invites Public to Discuss New Mapping Project around Storm Lake

The Iowa Geological Survey (IGS) at the University of Iowa invites the public to a discussion regarding plans to map the geological features of the Outlet Creek Watershed and the area surrounding Storm Lake. The meeting will take place from 1–4 pm on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the Storm Lake Area Education Agency office:

824 Flindt Drive, Suite 105

Storm Lake, IA 50588


Mapping, set to begin in September, will focus on the surficial geology of the watershed and the distribution of glacial and valley deposits in the area.

The IGS encourages public engagement in this project and wants to hear from local constituents about their issues and concerns. Landowners in the watershed with an interest in knowing more about the geology of their land and a willingness to allow a soil boring on their property are strongly encouraged to attend.

IGS is also interested in knowing more about local soil and water issues of concern around Storm Lake and how the new mapping can help us gain a better understanding of these issues, including sediment erosion and water quality. An IGS hydrogeologist will also discuss future water supply development around Storm Lake.

In addition to these specific projects, the public will be able to learn about the geology and groundwater services that IGS has been providing to the citizens of Iowa for more than 125 years.