Iowa’s cities win key court battle with rural districts over water rights

BY: - May 12, 2021

Iowa’s cities have scored a pivotal victory in a long-running legal battle between urban and rural interests over the delivery of water to undeveloped areas of the state. The matter is still the subject of federal litigation, but last summer a federal judge asked the Iowa Supreme Court to address specific questions of state law […]

Northeast Iowa sand mine renews once-rejected bid to export water

BY: - February 28, 2020

Pattison Sand Co. of Clayton has renewed its bid to export water from Iowa’s Jordan Aquifer to drought-stricken, western states after state officials turned the request down the first time. In a new application, company founder Kyle Pattison wrote that he had been in discussions with DNR staffers about the possibility of exporting 2.8 million […]