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Manure spill in Hamilton kills over 30,000 fish


August 15, 2011
By Ames Tribune

August 15, 2011, Iowa – A fish kill on the South Skunk River near the
Hamilton and Story county line last week affected five miles of stream
and killed an estimated 27,456 fish valued at $38,056, according to a
news release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

August 15, 2011, Iowa – A fish kill on the South Skunk River near the Hamilton and Story county line last week affected five miles of stream and killed an estimated 27,456 fish valued at $38,056, according to a news release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The fish kill was traced back to a leaking outdoor concrete manure holding structure at a hog confinement northwest of Randall near Little Wall Lake and owned by Merlyn Hegland of Ellsworth.

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