Millions of gallons of cow manure flow into the Snohomish River
The lagoon has a 21-million gallon capacity. Most of the manure-laden water spilled onto fields owned by the Bartelheimer Brothers dairy farm at 12224 92nd St. SE, according to the state Department of Agriculture. Some, however, went into the slough and in turn the river.
The spill was discovered Monday. It appears no public drinking water supplies are affected, officials said. The Snohomish Health District is urging the public to avoid contact with the Snohomish River.
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