The Iowa Department of Natural Resources hasn’t had a confirmed fish killin an Iowa waterway this spring. D-N-R spokesman Ross Harrison says thatgoes against the recent trend. Harrison says they’re several reasons for the clean spring record. One isfewer reports of accidents by farmers, which could indicate they’re beingmore careful.He says a new law requiring the D-N-R to inspect every earthen lagoon alsoprobably has helped. Harrison says the high water in most streams and rivers in the state hasprobably diluted some of the spills that would’ve caused kills at othertimes. He says the water runoff could cause problems for fish later in theyear by washing soil into the waterways.Harrison says there were two fills kills reported in the spring of 1998 andnine reported in 1997.
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