Report on the water pollution investigation of the Humboldt-Wright Drainage Ditch No. 3-47 and the Boone River below Renwick, Iowa, 1961

(1965) Report on the water pollution investigation of the Humboldt-Wright Drainage Ditch No. 3-47 and the Boone River below Renwick, Iowa, 1961. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

This water pollution investigation of the Humboldt-Wright Drainage Ditch No. 3-47 and of the Boone River below Renwick was formally initiated following receipt of a petition under date of October 4, 1960, from the Trustees of Liberty Township, Wright County. This petition states that it has been called to the attention of the Trustees that the sewage from the Town of Renwick that is being dumped south of town into the open dredge ditch west of state highway 60 is creating a terrible odor and may be a health hazard for the local residents. It further states that the sewage surely has an unfavorable affect on fish and wildlife along the Boone River into which the ditch drains. The Trustees requested that this Department examine the conditions and recommend measures to change some of the practices that cause the condition.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: water pollution, environmental conditions, rivers, drainage ditch
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Waste disposal and hazardous sites
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Rivers and streams
ID Code: 39645
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 21 Dec 2021 17:12
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 17:12
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/39645