Flooding causing issues with manure management
March 19, 2019 by WANX News
The wet conditions in Iowa have caused issues with the handling of human and animal waste. Department of Natural Resources Environmental Specialist, Doyle McKeever, says they got an anonymous report last week of manure runoff reaching Storm Lake.
McKeever says they traced runoff to manure application on fields at a local cattle feedlot. He says the operator had been spreading manure for three days.
McKeever says the producer is going to stockpile the manure until the conditions are better for applying it to the land. Ice covering the lake prevented them from knowing if there were any dead fish. He says producers have had issues with finding the right time to apply manure without it getting into waterways. | For the full story, CLICK HERE.