Manure spill in Vernon County affecting area fishery

The Wisconsin DNR released a statement saying they are monitoring the impact of a manure spill at a Vernon County farm.

The spill happened on Wednesday at Wild Rose Diary outside of La Farge, and manure has already reached the nearby Otter Creek, according to the DNR. The statement says that farm crews are working to contain the manure, which leaked from a hose that broke while the manure was being transferred. A dam was build to contain the manure, and some of it has been recovered by septic trucks, according to the DNR.

The DNR says they are on-site to find out how much manure was spilled and how it could impact areas downstream of the spill. They say there are reports of dead trout in the area, and they will continue to sample the creek and inspect the cleanup over the weekend.

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