Who's in the Indian Creek Watershed?
The Indian Creek Watershed drains 93 square miles of agricultural land and suburban and urban development within Linn County. Portions of Alburnett, Robins, Hiawatha and Cedar Rapids and nearly all of the city of Marion are located in the watershed.
The three tributary creeks--Dry Creek, Squaw Creek and Indian Creek--run through several communities in the watershed. Increased flooding of these creeks in the past decade has caused heavy financial costs on the communities and their residents, and a need to minimize future damages as a result. In addition to flood damage, pollution and elevated bacteria levels have impaired of portions of the creek and are of concern for the water quality and safety of communities in the watershed.
Local governments within the watershed have come together with the help of the Indian Creek WMA to work with their communities and create long-term solutions to help the quality of water and minimize the costs of flood damage within the watershed.
Below are the participating local governments in the Indian Creek WMA. If you live in one of these communities, contact your local government about ways you can get involved with your city's watershed efforts.