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Iowa water quality sensors could lose funding under bill on governor’s desk

May 26, 2023  By Katrina Sastoric, Iowa Public Radio

owa’s network of water quality sensors that track nitrogen and phosphorus levels could lose state funding under a bill that is awaiting the governor’s signature.

Republican lawmakers approved a budget bill this month that would cut $500,000 from the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, which awards grants for research focused on reducing nutrient loss and water pollution.

The bill would also end a current requirement for the research center, which is based at Iowa State University, to collaborate with the other two public universities. | READ MORE


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