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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...
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...
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),...Read More
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...Read More
MLive, March 21, 2019
FREEPORT, MI -- Aaron Snell was working to clear a log jam on the Coldwater River when he noticed the water turn murky, “really murky,” he said, “unusually so.”
He traveled about four miles upstream and found the source. The water had turned black from manure.
“By the time we found where it was coming from...Read More
The latest findings from a study of drinking water wells and their surroundings finds manure from cows that is stored or spread on farm fields poses the highest risk for certain contaminants.
Scientists are one step closer to understanding how dangerous...Read More
Michigan League of Conservation Voters and Michigan Environmental Council released their environmental policy focuses for the next 4 years:
► Expand adoption of nutrient management plans and agricultural best management practices that cost-efficiently reduce nutrient loading into surface water; and ensure adopters are actually implementing their plans.
► Work with Ohio, Indiana, and the U.S. EPA to establish a...
Large manure spill near Coldwater River marks second incident in past year / 1-17-19
Christian Yonkers, Contributing Writer
January 17, 2019 – Here’s what’s happening in Michigan’s Winter Wonderland. Fluffy snow, lakes and ponds freezing over. Used to be time for winter outdoor fun. Not so much any more here, unless you like being slathered in livestock sewage.
Putrid stench for miles around. Bakerlads stockpiling manure on frozen, snow-covered ground....Read More