Current Projects

One Hundred and Two River Valley Authority


The Southern Iowa RC&D had a service provider agreement with the One Hundred and Two River Valley Authority to provide services related to the creation of a water supply reservoir. Services provided by the RC&D included participation in project coordination and planning, administration and financial management.




Gooseberry Lake Agency


From 2001-2009, Gooseberry Lake Agency worked towards the creation of a multipurpose lake in Ringgold County meant to serve as a water supply, flood control, and recreation site. The Southern Iowa RC&D assisted in organizing the 28E organizations for the Gooseberry lake project.




Rural Development Through Forestry


From 1990-2003 grants were acquired annually from the U.S. Forest Service for improvement of the forest and associated natural resources via business developments, special workshops, etc.




Three Mile Reservoir Agency


Three Mile Lake is the largest of the PL-566 earthen dams per pol size. Built in 1994-95, the 880 acre lake is located in southern Iowa in Union County, three miles north of Afton, Iowa. It is also the deepest of the reservoirs with a maximum depth of 56 feet, with an average depth of 16 feet.

The lake has boat ramps, fishing jetties, accessible pier, beach, picnic areas, RV and tent camping areas, year-round cabin rental, playground, trails, meeting lodge, and all-season restrooms with showers. It is surrounded by public lands for open space and upland hunting and birding. Three Mile Lake is named after Three Mile Creek that runs into it. The creek crossing was three miles from Mount Pisgah. Mt. Pisgah was a semi-permanent or way station from 1848 to 1852 for Mormons migrating along the Mormon Trail from Nauvoo, Illinois to their destination of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Three Mile Lake was constructed by Three Mile Reservoir Agency. The Southern Iowa RC&D provided the agency with accounting services. The services included administering grant and loan activities, preparing annual audits, maintaining checking accounts, maintaining legers, preparing reports and vouchers, and coordinating payouts. The RC&D also informed and assisted Three Mile Reservoir Agency in complying with all grant and loan laws and regulations and maintained records.




Iowa Mormon Trail Association


Several grants were acquired for signage, interpretative panels, wagon train, county park improvements, and local celebrations.




Waste Oil Fueled Heat Source


A DNR Landfill Alternate grant was received for Creston Greenhouse to convert from conventional heat system to waste oil heat fueled system. Administration and accounting were provided by Southern Iowa RC&D Area, Inc.





Past Projects

One Hundred and Two River Valley Authority


The Southern Iowa RC&D had a service provider agreement with the One Hundred and Two River Valley Authority to provide services related to the creation of a water supply reservoir. Services provided by the RC&D included participation in project coordination and planning, administration and financial management.




Gooseberry Lake Agency


From 2001-2009, Gooseberry Lake Agency worked towards the creation of a multipurpose lake in Ringgold County meant to serve as a water supply, flood control, and recreation site. The Southern Iowa RC&D assisted in organizing the 28E organizations for the Gooseberry lake project.




Rural Development Through Forestry


From 1990-2003 grants were acquired annually from the U.S. Forest Service for improvement of the forest and associated natural resources via business developments, special workshops, etc.




Three Mile Reservoir Agency


Three Mile Lake is the largest of the PL-566 earthen dams per pol size. Built in 1994-95, the 880 acre lake is located in southern Iowa in Union County, three miles north of Afton, Iowa. It is also the deepest of the reservoirs with a maximum depth of 56 feet, with an average depth of 16 feet.

The lake has boat ramps, fishing jetties, accessible pier, beach, picnic areas, RV and tent camping areas, year-round cabin rental, playground, trails, meeting lodge, and all-season restrooms with showers. It is surrounded by public lands for open space and upland hunting and birding. Three Mile Lake is named after Three Mile Creek that runs into it. The creek crossing was three miles from Mount Pisgah. Mt. Pisgah was a semi-permanent or way station from 1848 to 1852 for Mormons migrating along the Mormon Trail from Nauvoo, Illinois to their destination of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Three Mile Lake was constructed by Three Mile Reservoir Agency. The Southern Iowa RC&D provided the agency with accounting services. The services included administering grant and loan activities, preparing annual audits, maintaining checking accounts, maintaining legers, preparing reports and vouchers, and coordinating payouts. The RC&D also informed and assisted Three Mile Reservoir Agency in complying with all grant and loan laws and regulations and maintained records.




Iowa Mormon Trail Association


Several grants were acquired for signage, interpretative panels, wagon train, county park improvements, and local celebrations.




Waste Oil Fueled Heat Source


A DNR Landfill Alternate grant was received for Creston Greenhouse to convert from conventional heat system to waste oil heat fueled system. Administration and accounting were provided by Southern Iowa RC&D Area, Inc.