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Welcome to the IGS website!

As state geologist and director of the Iowa Geological Survey, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our new and improved website.

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Multi-Purpose Oxbows Reduce Nitrates

New IGS research shows the value of oxbows in reducing nitrate.

IGS Geode Cover 2019

The IGS Geode: A Look at 2019

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Are there valuable, un-mined minerals in Iowa?