Manure Runoff Investigation Continues

Over one-million gallons of manure and water was collected following a manure runoff event in eastern Fond du Lac County last week. Red Tail Ridge Dairy brought in pumper trucks as the investigation into the runoff continued into what happened on their property – along with an overtopping manure pit on another farm nearby. 

By Saturday, August 25th – DNR wardens say the clarity and smell of the impacted streams was improving, but the manure had made its way to the Sheboygan River, resulting in a fish kill. Red Tail Ridge Dairy is also making efforts to collect the dead fish and remove them from a park in St. Cloud. 

Signs telling people to avoid the affected tributaries and Sheboygan River are expected to remain in place at least through the Labor Day weekend.