Foamy rivers caused by decaying organic material in snow runoff in Iowa

Foamy rivers caused by decaying organic material in snow runoff in Iowa

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
foamy Iowa River

White foam stacked several feet high below the Burlington Street dam on the Iowa River is a natural result of melting snow that carries decaying organic material, such as dead leaves or grass, says Doug Schnoebelen, a water quality specialist with UI IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering.

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