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Neighbors of a controversial feedlot in northeast Iowa speak out against its water use permit


Iowa Public Radio: The owners of a controversial cattle feedlot in northeast Iowa are asking to renew a permit that allows the facility to take 21.9 million gallons of water a year from the Jordan aquifer in Clayton County. Residents asked the Iowa Department of Natural Resources not to grant approval of Supreme Beef LLC’s request at a virtual public meeting Monday evening.  The feedlot is right next to the headwaters of Bloody Run Creek, one of the many cool-water trout streams in Iowa’s Driftless region. The Iowa DNR is expected to make a decision on the permit renewal next month.

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