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Iowa DNR responds to manure release


June 4, 2015, Hartley, IA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is responding to a producer’s report of a leaking manure storage basin east of Hartley in O’Brien County.

The producer discovered the basin level had dropped significantly when he checked on it today. He thinks liquids in the basin have likely discharged into a tile line that flows underground to Sewer Creek.

The DNR will collect water samples from the basin and the creek, look for routes that manure may have travelled, assist the producer in stopping the leak and determine if a fish kill occurred.