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IA fish kill linked to dairy manure


December 9, 2010
By Telegraph Herald

December 6, 2010, Dubuque,
IA – Surface-applied manure from a Dubuque County dairy on a partially frozen
40-acre field west of Bernard resulted in runoff that killed more than 2,000
fish in an unnamed stream.

December 6, 2010, Dubuque,
IA – Surface-applied manure from a Dubuque County dairy on a partially frozen
40-acre field west of Bernard resulted in runoff that killed more than 2,000
fish in an unnamed stream. 

An Iowa Department of
Natural Resources
investigation revealed that factors contributing to the
manure runoff were heavy rains, minimal corn stock residue, field slope,
inadequate separation distances, limited manure incorporation, and not checking
the area for recent drainage improvements.

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