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Outdoors: Several shallow northwest Iowa lakes being restored

Over the past several years, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has gone about restoring shallow lakes across the state. These are lakes that at one time were healthy and vibrant ecosystems have, unfortunately, become degraded to the point of little use. Often devoid of plant life with very poor water quality and overrun by rough fish such as carp and bullheads, these former gems are often ignored and forgotten.

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