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Wastewater discharged into Muddy Creek

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CORALVILLE (KWWL) -

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a plugged pump caused a wastewater discharge into Muddy Creek in Coralville on Thursday.

The clogged pump was at the pumping station next to Brown Deer Golf Club on Oakdale Boulevard.

The DNR says the discharge began around 10:00 a.m. and ended around 1:00 p.m.

The DNR says people and pets should avoid the area for 48 hours.

It's estimated that about 5,000 gallons of wastewater was discharged into Muddy Creek.

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