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DNR Investigates Manure Spill Southeast of Crawfordsville

Posted: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 6:28 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources investigated a manure spill three miles southeast of Crawfordsville last weekend.

A failed hose connection caused a manure spill late Friday night, spilling an estimated 7,500 gallons of manure into a crop field before the pump shut off. According to Iowa DNR Layne Twinam, of Twinam Farms tried to block tile intakes, but manure had already entered the underground tiling and flowed into the upper end of Buffington Creek. Twinam prevented manure from moving downstream by temporarily damming the creek. The DNR investigated the spill site Saturday, finding the creek was mostly dry and manure contained. The DNR will monitor cleanup activities and consider appropriate enforcement action.