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Melvin Manure Spill

Melvin, IA (KICD) — Crews were busy Monday cleaning up a manure spill near Melvin.

The DNR said the source of the manure spill was High Plains Dairy, which flowed into a dry creek, an unnamed tributary to the Floyd River. The spill was dammed three-quarters of a mile south of the spill site.

The spill occurred due to failures of a pump and turn-off switch. An estimated 200,000 gallons of manure was released.

The manure is being pumped from the creek and injected into a field. Cleanup was figured to take all day today.

The DNR will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate enforcement action.