RIVER CLEANUP: Low Water Helps Volunteers

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Lower river levels throughout Iowa have helped cleanup crews make a big dent in trash collection.

Because of drought conditions, river levels are very low this year.

Volunteers pulled more than six tons of trash out of the Iowa River.

Thirty-eight people in 20 canoes worked for seven hours to clean up a nearly 10-mile section of the river between Iowa City and Hills.

The trash taken from the river included 200 old tires, more than a ton of metal, and numerous unusual items including a headless rocking horse, a couch, and a small safe.