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Valuing Water Quality in Midwestern Lake Ecosystems
Iowa Ag Review
  • Kevin J Egan, Iowa State University
  • Joseph A. Herriges, Sr., Iowa State University
  • Catherine L. Kling, Iowa State University
  • John A. Downing, Iowa State University
As increased attention is focused on the issue of water quality in the state of Iowa, policymakers must grapple with the pressures of balancing federal water quality requirements, tight conservation budgets, and citizen concern for environmental preservation and restoration of Iowa’s water resources. Efforts to improve water quality typically entail significant costs, either in the form of state resources to fund cleanup efforts or private costs associated with altering land uses, farming practices, municipal treatment facility expansions, or other investments.
Citation Information
Kevin J Egan, Joseph A. Herriges, Catherine L. Kling and John A. Downing. "Valuing Water Quality in Midwestern Lake Ecosystems"
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