There's a creek I fish locally that is geo-awesome. The sandstone creek has remnants from the Devonian era some 375 million years ago. In Iowa, rocky streams mean a better chance of clearer water and easier catching. It's hard to imagine that my great grandparents could once see the bottom of my larger local rivers. It's estimated that an average Iowa acre loses 5 ton's of soil per acre per year. I "hope" there's a growing recognition among farmers and land owners that they need to stop the bleeding with buffer strips, no-till, etc.
|Look out smallie!|