- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

CLARINDA, Iowa (AP) - State officials have determined how red dye ended up in a creek that feeds in the West Nodaway River in southwestern Iowa.

A local resident noticed the bright red water flowing into the tributary Thursday evening and notified the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. During the investigation, the department determined that an employee with Clarinda Co-op rinsed a jug of dye used in the treatment of soybeans into a storm sewer in Clarinda.

Environmental specialists have not found any dead fish in the tributary. Water samples have been collected for analysis.

The city of Clarinda is working to identify storm sewer connections to determine if any other parts of the system may have been affected.

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