- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

STACEYVILLE, Iowa (AP) - Iowa authorities are investigating a fish kill that was caused by manure from a hog confinement farm spilling into the Little Cedar River near Stacyville.

The state Department of Natural Resources says about 5,000 gallons of manure flowed into the creek after a hose broke. The spill was reported around 11 p.m. Friday.

The hose was being used to apply manure from Pronet Farms to a field.

Authorities say beaver dams on the river helped slow the flow of the manure. More than 100,000 gallons had been pumped out of the stream by Saturday afternoon to contain the manure.

Dead fish were found along a half mile of the river. Biologists will follow up and assess the damage to the fish population.

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