Friday, March 19, 2010

Animal waste runoff

A couple photos from the Town of Morrison to illustrate our story by Tony Walter:

"Runoff during the late winter days of February and March in 2006-07 led to the contamination of more than 100 wells in the town of Morrison, prompting the county to pass an ordinance restricting the winter spreading of manure on most lands.

Last year, the county received 57 complaints about ordinance violations and issued 30 citations. So far this year, officials have received just a few complaints.

But even a violation-free year won't fix what Hafs and his colleagues say is a mounting problem: too much manure, too little cropland and too many holes in the bedrock."

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