- Associated Press - Thursday, March 10, 2016

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) - Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have found an oily material leaking from a Storm Lake dredge.

Storm Lake’s Public Works Department placed booms around the dredge Wednesday afternoon in an effort to contain the leak, but on Thursday DNR officials found the oil had escaped the booms and was spreading along the lake’s shoreline and in the marina.

City officials placed a type of moss on the oil to soak it up and prevent it from spreading.

DNR officials continue to monitor the leak’s discharge and cleanup activities.

Storm Lake is regularly dredged to remove silt and improve water quality.



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