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DNR investigates manure spill near Eagle Grove



This news story was published on September 26, 2018.
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Diluted manure

EAGLE GROVE — Monday, DNR staff from Mason City investigated a manure spill about four miles southwest of Eagle Grove in Wright County.

Overnight Sunday, manure from a hog confinement owned by DMC Property Rentals, LLC, of Humboldt backed up into a building, then flowed into a ditch. An unknown amount of manure reached Drainage Ditch 49, which enters the Boone River about one mile downstream.

Owner Mitch Christopher discovered the spill about 9 a.m. Sept. 24. He immediately stopped the release and built dams to contain manure onsite.

DNR’s field tests in drainage ditch 49 showed normal ammonia levels. Staff did not find any dead fish in the ditch, but did find live fish downstream.

DNR will continue to monitor cleanup and consider appropriate enforcement action.

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5 Responses to DNR investigates manure spill near Eagle Grove

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 27, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Send the HARSH letter to Mr. Ping – seems China owns over 25% of the meat industry in American and yes that includes IOWAAAAAY ! You really think the general public do not know this. SHHHHHH!

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 26, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Waldo – a crowning achievement of obamas – NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND – of course passed by the liberal dempoops.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 26, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Make that 751 polluted waterways not 551 – research my boy – research!

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 26, 2018 at 7:42 am

    551 polluted waterways in Iowa. Thank you farmers – foreign owned or not.

  5. Prestin Waldschmitt Reply Report comment

    September 26, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Much respec to da owner for stoppin the spillin and buildin da dams. Dis brotha solved a problem when he found it. Dat dude is pure gangsta.