1,000,000 gallons manure flow into trout stream

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Postby brntrout » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:21 pm

Late last night a large manure lagoon broke and 1,000,000 gallons of CRAP ran into Newburg Creek which flows into Wisel Creek in the area that DNR had just restored trout habitat three years ago. At present the DNR & MPCA are on site investigating the incident. It isn't known yet if there has been a fish kill or not, as both trout streams are to high and dirty to tell yet! I'm sure more information will be available in the coming days. BUMMER! :x
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Postby grimby » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:50 pm

Farmer Master 10 Wildlife 1 bottom of the 9th. It's doubtfull wildlife can make a comeback
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Postby brntrout » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:55 pm

Grimby,

I can't argue with your comment. AG gets a way with SH-T like this all the time. You wait and see the farmer won't even get a slap on the hand over this environmental disaster.
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Postby Randy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:01 pm

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Postby jrs » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:01 pm

I can't even imagine what 1,000,000 gallons of manure would look like or do to a stream, but that sounds like a really bad situation!
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Postby Randy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:22 pm

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Postby brntrout » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:32 pm

Nice manure lagoon pit design, NOT! I also like the secondary fail safe containment system as well? Oh, that's right there isn't any!!! Nice pictures, to bad they weren't of nice trout instead! :(
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Postby brntrout » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:13 pm

After studying the pictures it looks like most of the manure stayed in the pit/lagoon. I guess we will know better when the DNR fines out whether there was a fish kill or not?
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Postby Randy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:15 pm

From what I've heard it's a 2,000,000 lagoon and about half of it was lost. Hopefully some more pictures from anonymous sources continue to find their way to my inbox. ;)
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Postby brntrout » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:36 pm

That makes sense, because my anonymous source text me early this afternoon that 1,000,000 gallons was lost from lagoon, not that lagoon held 1,000,000 gallons. In any case it's a bad situation. :x
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