Outgoing DNR director comments on Lake Delhi flooding-related pollution
September 1, 2010
The failure of the Lake Delhi dam on the Maquoketa River has pushed a lot of sediment downstream, and the outgoing director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources
calls the pollution -- largely made of silt that's being washed downstream by the new current -- "atrocious", according to the Des Moines Register
. A report in the Waterloo Courier says that biologists worry that fish species could disappear
from the river because of the dramatic change in the water habitat.
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last revised September 2010