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Manure Spill Impacting Fish in Vernon Co. Creek

Wisconsin Ag Connection - October 12, 2017

Manure runoff from the Wild Rose Dairy in Vernon County has impacted a trout stream in west central Wisconsin. The Department of Natural Resources says its staff continues to monitor the stream quality of Otter Creek, located north of the village of La Farge, after a manure spill was reported to the DNR last week.

So far, biologists say more than 1,100 fish, including brook and brown trout, were lost in the headwaters of the stream. The rest of the waterway, known for its large fish population, does not appear to be impacted by the incident.

Otter Creek is a tributary of the Kickapoo River, but fish in the Kickapoo have not been affected.

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