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Manure Released to Dry Creek Near Melvin
Posted: 09/30/2013
MELVIN — A manure spill from High Plains Dairy near Melvin in Osceola County flowed into a dry creek, an unnamed tributary to the Floyd River. The spill was dammed three-quarters of a mile south of the spill site.

The spill occurred due to failures of a pump and turn-off switch. An estimated 200,000 gallons of manure was released.

The manure is being pumped from the creek and injected into a field. Cleanup should take all day, Sept. 30.

The DNR will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate enforcement action.



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