Dickinson County Courthouse, Spirit Lake, Iowa

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Online form for those with severe erosion or bank collapses

This reporting form is being used by the Iowa DNR to gather contact information for lakeshore owners that have experienced severe erosion or bank collapses. 
 
Additional information and resources will be communicated as it becomes available.
 
Landowners may immediately begin work with contractors or service providers to remove debris and material. The placement of structures or materials in or near the water edge must be authorized.
 
Landowners experiencing more minor issues are encouraged to allow water levels to decrease before doing work.
 
Important: Damages above the Ordinary High Water Line are on private property and repairs can begin immediately. Be aware that work done on private property may be subject to local ordinances. Please contact your municipality for additional information.
 
For immediate emergency assistance on lakeshore issues or questions please call 712-336-1840