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Fish kill traced to Peosta farming operation

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DUBUQUE COUNTY (KWWL) -

Officials have traced the source of a fish kill along Whitewater Creek in Dubuque County.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources says manure from a hog and cattle operation in Peosta is pumped into a reception pit. Recent rains caused the pit to overflow and the manure reached the creek.

Minnows, suckers, bass and other species were found dead along the ten mile stretch.

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