Kewaunee County manure spill under investigation-- UPDATED

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating a solid manure spill in the Town of Lincoln near Algoma.  The DNR and the Kewaunee County Soil and Water Conservation Department responded to the spill at the El-Na Farm near County Highway P and Pheasant Road.  Residents living in the were informed through the RAVE notification system and through county Facebook pages that the spill had occurred.  The Kewaunee County Public Health Department also went door-to-door to inform residents of steps they can take in case their groundwater appears to be contaminated.  The DNR has not yet released details on how much manure was spilled.



Updated release:


MADISON, Wis. -Staff from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Kewaunee County have assessed a manure spill in the Town of Lincoln reported this morning, Sept. 6. The spill location was previously identified as Algoma.

Staff observed that manure recently spread on nearby fields washed off due to a significant overnight rain event that occurred on Sept. 5. The responsible farm, El-Na Farms, is taking steps to contain and collect the manure laden water. The DNR and Kewaunee County staff are collecting water samples to assess water impacts.

Due to the bedrock of the area being shallow and having a karst topography, Kewaunee County issued a Drinking Water Advisory. Local public health staff went door-to-door to notify landowners in the vicinity.

The DNR will continue to monitor the situation and will share additional information as it becomes available.

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