- Associated Press - Friday, July 28, 2017

TRIPOLI, Iowa (AP) - Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources say heavy rainfall last weekend in northeastern Iowa has caused a breach of a public hunting area dike.

Storms dropped up to 15 inches of rain in the Wapsipinicon and Plum Creek watersheds in Chickasaw and Bremer counties. DNR officials say that caused a 60-by-40-foot section of the dike on Martens Lake on the Sweet Marsh Wildlife Management Area to fail. The breach likely occurred during the night of July 23.

Officials say there is no timeline yet for when repairs can be made.

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