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Manure water from large Iowa feedlot flows into creek

June 15, 2022  by Jared Strong, Iowa Capital Dispatch

A worker at one of the state’s largest open cattle feedlots pumped too much manure water onto a field, which caused the water to flow into a stream that feeds the Middle Raccoon River, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Someone who saw the manure water flowing into the stream near Willey in western Iowa reported it to the DNR on Thursday night — too late for the department’s staff to investigate the matter that day, said Claire Asberry, an environmental specialist for the department. On Friday morning, she saw runoff flowing into a tributary of Willey Creek in several locations. | READ MORE


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