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Residents Ask DNR to Deny Water Permit for Clayton County Feedlot

The owners of a cattle feedlot in northeast Iowa are asking to renew a permit that allows the facility to take nearly 22 million gallons of water a year from the Jordan aquifer in Clayton County. 

But residents asked the Iowa DNR to deny another permit for Supreme Beef LLC during a virtual public meeting Monday. 

Tammy Thompson says the application does NOT take into account her nearby private well. 

The earlier permit for water use was for fewer cattle.  Larry Stone lives near Elkader.  

The forum was for public information gathering, with DNR employees listening but not speaking. 

The DNR is expected to make a decision on the permit renewal next month.


story courtesy of Radio Iowa

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