Upper Cedar Watershed Management Improvement Authority

The UCWMIA was created pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 28E by and between the Iowa counties of Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler, Chickasaw, Floyd, Mitchell and Worth, the Iowa cities of Charles City, Colwell, Denver, Floyd, Nashua, Northwood, Osage, Plainfield, St. Ansgar, Stacyville, and Waverly, and the Iowa Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler, Chickasaw, Floyd, Mitchell and Worth Counties. The authority may perform the following duties:

  • Assess the flood risks in the watershed.
  • Assess the water quality in the watershed.
  • Assess options for reducing flood risk and improving water quality in the watershed.
  • Monitor federal flood risk planning and activities.
  • Educate residents of the watershed area regarding water quality and flood risks.
  • Allocate moneys made available to the authority for purposes of water quality and flood mitigation.
  • Make and enter into contracts and agreements and execute all instruments necessary or incidental to the performance of the duties of the authority.  A watershed management authority shall not acquire property by eminent domain.
The Upper Cedar Watershed (UCW) is part of the larger Cedar Watershed and encompasses 1,685 square miles - an exceptionally large geographic area. 

In March 2015, MSA Professional Services completed the UCWMIA Watershed Management Plan.  The plan should be viewed as a 'plan for a plan'.  It identifies the broad goals, policies, action plans, and an implementation schedule for the entire watershed.  It presents a course evaluation of the water resources within the watershed and presents an action plan which places priorities on establishment of stakeholder groups, funding opportunities, and additional detailed assessments of sub-watersheds within the Iowa portion of the Upper Cedar Watershed.  Click on the links below to view the plan...

Beaver Creek Watershed Projects - 2016

Site 1 - Bohlen Property Photos

Sites 2-5 - Monaghan Property Photos

Site 6 - Hinz Property Photos

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Officers

Chair:
David Lehman
Bremer County
dlehman@co.bremer.ia.us

Vice Char:
Vacant

Secretary:
Doug Johnson
Floyd SWCD
douglas.johnson@usda.gov

UCWMIA Board Minutes, Executive Committee Minutes, and Reports

  1. 2022-06-07 Annual Meeting Agenda
  2. 2022-06-07 Quarterly Meeeting Agenda
  3. 2022-03-01 Quarterly Minutes
  4. 2021-06-01 Annual Meeting Minutes_2021_06_01
  5. 2020-12-01 Meeting Agenda
  6. 2020-06-02 Annual Meeting Agenda
  7. 2020-06-02 Quarterly Meeting Agenda
  8. 2019-09-04 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
  9. 2019-06-05 Annual Meeting Minutes
  10. 2019-06-05 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
  11. 2019-03-06 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
  12. 2018-12-05 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
  13. 2018-09-19 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
  14. Upper Cedar River Subwatershed Progress2
  15. 2018-06-20 Annual Meeting Minutes
  16. 2018-06-20 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
  17. 2018-03-27 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
  18. 2018-03-27 Cedar Partners Meeting Agenda
  19. Upper Cedar River Subwatershed Progress
  20. 2017-12-13 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
  21. 2017-09-20 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
  22. 2017-06-20 Annual Meeting Minutes
  23. 2017-06-20 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
  24. 2017-03-14 Minutes
  25. 2016-12-06 Minutes
  26. 2016-09-06 Board Minutes
  27. 2016-06-22 UCWMIA Annual Meeting Minutes
  28. 2016-06-22 UCWMIA Minutes
  29. 2016-03-15 UCWMIA Minutes
  30. 2015-12-08 UCWMIA Minutes
  31. Mitchell Watersheds Gain from Charles City Grant
  32. 2015-09-15 Minutes
  33. 2015-06-16 Minutes
  34. 2015-03-24 Board Minutes
  35. 2014-12-09 Board Minutes
  36. 2014-09-16 Board Minutes
  37. 2014-06-17 Board Minutes
  38. 2013-11-25 Executive Committee Minutes
  39. 2013-08-29 Board Minutes
  40. 2013-05-29 Annual Board Minutes
  41. 2013-05-29 Board Minutes
  42. 2013-05-29 Annual Report
  43. 2013-05-20 Executive Committee Minutes
  44. 2013-05-15 Executive Committee Minutes
  45. 2013-04-03 Board Minutes
  46. 2013-03-12 Board Minutes
  47. 2012-September Phase 1 FINAL REPORT
  48. 2012-12-04 Board Minutes
  49. 2012-10-29 Conference Call Minutes
  50. 2012-09-21 Executive Committee Minutes
  51. 2012-09-11 Board Minutes
  52. 2012-08-21 Executive Committee Minutes
  53. 2012-08-07 Organizational Minutes