Bloody Run Creek in Clayton County, a top destination for trout fishing, is a designated Outstanding Iowa Water. This distinction affords it the highest level of protection from pollution. Unfortunately, Bloody Run is at risk due to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ failure to follow it’s own rules in regulating the construction of a 10,000 head cattle feedlot in the watershed above the creek. The IDNR has allowed construction of the facility to continue since last April without the required permit to prevent stormwater runoff from reaching Bloody Run Creek.
We ask that IDNR suspend construction on the site until Walz Energy has obtained a stormwater permit and IDNR has inspected the site and determined that all pollution prevention practices called for in the permit have been properly implemented.
The IDNR is holding a public hearing today to accept public comments on the stormwater permit. We are calling on you to submit comments by filling out the information below and emailing the IDNR through our action alert system.
If you are in the area, we encourage you to attend today's hearing held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the public meeting room at the County Office Building at 600 Gunder Road in Elkader.
Fill out the form below to send an email to IDNR, asking that they issue an immediate stop order to construction until proper permitting and all pollution prevention practices have been implemented to protect Bloody Run Creek.
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