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DNR INVESTIGATES CHEROKEE WASTE SPILL

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a manure discharge from a cattle operation in northern Cherokee County.

The DNR says it received multiple complaints on Friday.

DNR staff confirmed that manure runoff from the Tentinger Feedlot is reaching a tributary of Bear Creek about 4 miles northeast of Cleghorn.

DNR staff is working with the owner to stop the discharge.
The investigation is ongoing, but DNR staff think runoff from recently land-applied manure is responsible.

They did not see any fish in the stream-either dead or alive.

The DNR will consider appropriate enforcement action.