Boone River Watershed

North Central Iowa

An oxbow is a U-shaped river meander that gets cut off from the main flow of the river.

Since 2012, seventeen oxbows have been restored on private lands in the Boone River Watershed to provide wildlife habitat, floodwater storage, and to filter nutrients from water. See how they look in this video filmed on the Jake Peterson farm near Woolstock, Iowa.

Funding from Fishers & Farmers Partnership helped make this possible.