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Latest CAFO News – All

What the Birdie Sees

May 31, 2019

ECCSCM has been concerned about the recent heavy rains and some things we’ve been seeing from the road, so we sent Lighthawk up into the air to get some aerial photos.

Canandaigua Rd., Medina Township (Bean/Tiffin/Maumee).  What is this?  Parked in a 12-acre wetland, intermittent natural stream to Covell Drain, eventually to Bean Creek 

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Seriously? Seriously?!!!!

May 31, 2019

Hoses, hoses, everywhere.  But this one is a Big Freakin’ Deal.  Dragline coming from setup in field on south side of Acker Hwy., applicator has laid it in a tributary to Bean Creek in order to cross under the road to the north side of Acker Hwy.  Just south of Medina Rd.  Couldn’t see where the hose ends or what...

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A Hosing That Never Ends

May 30, 2019

It’s way too wet to be in the fields, but manure farmers are all set up and ready to pump untreated livestock sewage on farm fields just as soon as the rain stops. ½” of rain reported in the area today.

Dragline coming out of the north side of under-road culvert, Forrister Rd. Where’s it coming from?

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This Sh*t Stinks!

May 19, 2019

Foul air everywhere, especially bad around New Flevo, Hartland, Medina, and Hudson Dairies.  Tankers and wagons everywhere.  So much sh*t, so little time!  ECCSCM was out collecting water samples for analysis.  Results will be published as soon as we have the lab reports back.  Easily a 10+ on the Stench-O-Meter was this liquid dragline application by Briskey south of Medina...

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Manure Hauling Truck overturns: Bent Oak Highway, River Raisin Watershed

May 17, 2019

Daily Telegram Staff Writer, Dan Cherry 

ADRIAN TWP. — A truck hauling manure overturned on Bent Oak Highway just south of Hunt Road Tuesday.

Rescue crews were dispatched at 10:11 a.m. to the scene, according to Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office dispatch records on a report of a truck rollover. The southbound truck had overturned into the northbound lane, spilling hundreds of pounds...

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Manure’s Annual Easter Gift to Devils Lake, Lenawee County, Michigan

April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

Just like clockwork, every year. Same field, just across the road from the south side of Devils Lake. Devils Lake is the headwaters of Bean Creek, which becomes the Tiffin and eventually the Maumee River in Ohio. Manure tankers were out in force, new ones pulling up every few seconds...

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Springtime in the Headwaters

April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019
Means getting slathered with manure.  Of course, that happens in the summer, fall, and sometimes in the winter, too.  Sending it all downstream, in this case to the City of Adrian, and on to Lake Erie.  Cheers!

04.10.2019; Warner, liquid manure tanker application, Teachout Rd. and Pentecost Hwy., Wolf Creek:S....</p>
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Hop into the ECCSCM Wayback Machine, or “The Runoff That Never Ends”

March 30, 2019

March 30, 2019
Travel way back with ECCSCM, to our Stench Alert post for May 19, 2018 of the Van Brunt/Halliwill/New Flevo manure heap on Forrister Rd.  (Hazen Creek, S. Branch/Raisin).  No containment, manure heaped up in big piles, every time it rains liquid manure runoff flows everywhere.  We just posted that one photo but this has...

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Update:  The gift that keeps on giving

March 30, 2019

March 30, 2019

On January 17, 2019, Bakerlads deposited stockpiles of manure on ground that was frozen to a depth of at least 2”, when there was a high risk of runoff according to Michigan’s Enviro Impact Tool.  Manure was eventually pushed around on this field and left to sit (the darker areas of the field above the ponding),...

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Eight manure lagoons overflow in western Iowa because of flooding

March 25, 2019

Runoff can kill fish, degrade water quality for drinking and recreation

Spring flooding is causing problems for western Iowa animal feeding operations, with overflowing manure lagoons reported at eight northwest Iowa feedlots and farmers telling of other challenges, including difficulty getting water to animals.

Eastern Iowa so far has been spared widespread major flooding, but state Department of Natural Resources...

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