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Manure spill causes fish kill in Tama County

About 500 gallons of manure leaked into Wolf Creek, DNR reports

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a manure spill that caused a fish kill on Wolf Creek in Tama County.

A manure applicator from Mayo Farm Inc., of Garwin, reported Thursday morning a drag hose leaked about 2,600 gallons of manure during land application, the DNR reported Friday.

The applicator built a berm to dam up the spilled manure but estimates up to 500 gallons reached the creek.

DNR staff found some dead fish about a mile to 1.5 miles downstream Friday.

DNR fisheries staff were scheduled to be on site Friday afternoon to determine the extent of the fish kill 2 miles northwest of Vining.

DNR will monitor cleanup activities and consider appropriate enforcement action.

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